How to CORRECTLY install Pale Moon in Ubuntu 14.04 from the repository

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How to CORRECTLY install Pale Moon in Ubuntu 14.04 from the repository

Unread postby gracious1 » Thu, 10 Aug 2017, 06:48

If you want to take advantage of the usual software update mechanisms of Ubuntu, you may want to install Pale Moon from the Steve Pusser's unofficial but fully-endorsed, well-maintained repository.

1. Open a Terminal window with Ctrl-Alt-T.

2. At the prompt, run the command

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sudo -i
Enter your password when prompted. This creates your root window. (The prompt will look different.)

3.Add the repository to your list of sources by entering this command:

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sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_14.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/palemoon.list"


4. Obtain the key so that Ubuntu will trust the updates using this sequence of commands:

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wget -nv http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/xUbuntu_14.04/Release.key -O Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
sudo apt-get update


5. Exit the root window.

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exit

Do not forget this step!!! :!:

6. Download and install Pale Moon

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sudo apt-get install palemoon

(Enter your password if prompted.)

7. Enter the command

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palemoon

To keep Pale Moon in your Launcher, right-click the Pale Moon icon that appears in the Launcher and select "Lock to Launcher".

Whenever a new version of Pale Moon is released, it's easy to upgrade.
1. Open a Terminal window using Ctrl-Alt-T
2. Issue this command:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

(The double-ampersand tells the system to execute the first command, and then if successful, to execute the second.)

If you want to let the system do software upgrades automatically in the GUI, go to System Settings » Software and Updates, and make the appropriate selection:
Software & Updates.png


Hope this helps!
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Re: How to CORRECTLY install Pale Moon in Ubuntu 14.04 from the repository

Unread postby NewMoon1 » Tue, 10 Oct 2017, 16:25

In Linux Mint there is no "Software and Updates" with such a window as at the bottom.
How do I do it there?

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Re: How to CORRECTLY install Pale Moon in Ubuntu 14.04 from the repository

Unread postby mr tribute » Tue, 10 Oct 2017, 17:37

Click on the Linux Mint update utility (in the startmenu or systray). I think it's called "Mint Update" or something like that. When the program opens click the "Reload" button which will search for updates. Then you can install those updates by clicking "Apply". If Pale Moon has been installed from a repository then Pale Moon updates will also be available this way.

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Re: How to CORRECTLY install Pale Moon in Ubuntu 14.04 from the repository

Unread postby gracious1 » Wed, 11 Oct 2017, 03:40

I should mention that it is a good idea to run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade every so often, and then you don't even need to check for an announcement of a new Pale Moon release. It will be installed when it becomes available to the repository.

Be advised that you will be upgrading other software, too, which is generally a good thing. (I run apt-get once a day to check for updated software.) But if you don't want to do that, then you may use this command instead:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install palemoon

Only Pale Moon will upgrade, if there is a new release, of course; otherwise you will be told that you are using the latest version.
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Re: How to CORRECTLY install Pale Moon in Ubuntu 14.04 from the repository

Unread postby NewMoon1 » Wed, 11 Oct 2017, 06:28

This did not work but reported: Cannot find PaleMoon ...
Did not install Pale Moon like described here, since I did not have this information before.
Since it was about half a year ago, I do not know how I did it - following instructions I found somewhere ...
So I would now like to uninstall Pale Moon and reinstall according to your instructions.
Any suggestions about how to do that properly?
And in Linux Mint, not Ubuntu ...

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Re: How to CORRECTLY install Pale Moon in Ubuntu 14.04 from the repository

Unread postby NewMoon1 » Wed, 11 Oct 2017, 09:42

I chose Pale Moon in the menu and clicked Uninstall.
I got: "...not associated with any package..." and could, if I would, only remove the entry in the menu (which I did not).
HOW CAN I NOW GET RID OF IT to then reinstall the right way?

I found a folder /home/jan-erik/.moonchild productions and guess that I could simply delete it?

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Re: How to CORRECTLY install Pale Moon in Ubuntu 14.04 from the repository

Unread postby gracious1 » Thu, 12 Oct 2017, 07:51

NewMoon1 wrote:I chose Pale Moon in the menu and clicked Uninstall.
I got: "...not associated with any package..." and could, if I would, only remove the entry in the menu (which I did not).
HOW CAN I NOW GET RID OF IT to then reinstall the right way?

I moved this from the tutorial thread.

Let's work on removing the old version.

It is possible that you installed it in your /opt directory. Go to that directory.

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cd /opt

See if there's a palemoon directory; if so, remove it:

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ls palemoon > /dev/null && sudo rm -rf palemoon && echo ok
I combined it all in one step, and gave you an output to look for. If it was in /opt, then you removed it, and you should see 'ok' on your screen.

If it wasn't in /opt, try /usr/lib

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cd /usr/lib; ls palemoon > /dev/null && sudo rm -rf palemoon && echo ok


NewMoon1 wrote:I found a folder /home/jan-erik/.moonchild productions and guess that I could simply delete it?

I wouldn't do that. :!: Your profile folder is in there, and that has your bookmarks, passwords, etc.
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Re: How to CORRECTLY install Pale Moon in Ubuntu 14.04 from the repository

Unread postby NewMoon1 » Thu, 12 Oct 2017, 16:08

Thanks!
It was in /opt and is now removed.
What shall I so next? Remove something else or reinstall?
And what shall I do with home/jan-erik/.moonchild productions?

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Re: How to CORRECTLY install Pale Moon in Ubuntu 14.04 from the repository

Unread postby gracious1 » Fri, 13 Oct 2017, 05:32

NewMoon1 wrote:Thanks!

You're welcome. Please read my response to your questions here, in your original thread.
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Re: How to CORRECTLY install Pale Moon in Ubuntu 14.04 from the repository

Unread postby NewMoon1 » Fri, 13 Oct 2017, 13:49

Pale Moon was successfully installed, thanks!


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