How to install Pale Moon in Linux Lite 3.4 using the repoistory (terminal)

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How to install Pale Moon in Linux Lite 3.4 using the repoistory (terminal)

Unread postby gracious1 » Sat, 19 Aug 2017, 04:09

Linux Lite 3.4 is based off Ubuntu 16.04.2 . So, you can use the build in stevepusser's well-maintained and fully endorsed repository. This way you can use the usual software update mechanisms of Ubuntu-based Linux.

It's a lot of writing to explain the commands, and if you are used to the Windows or the MacOS interface, terminal commands can be daunting, but really you may ignore the explanations and just enter each command one-by-one.

1. First act as root (it's like Administrator in Windows):

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sudo -i

(Enter password if prompted)

2. Now add stevepusser's repository to your list of software sources:

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sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_16.04/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/palemoon.list"


3. Now install the public key to the repository. You need this for verification when you download and install. Two commands:

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wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/xUbuntu_16.04/Release.key
apt-key add - < Release.key


4. Now exit root. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!!!!

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exit


5. Now update package lists. You need this in order to obtain the latest version of the software you wish to download and install.

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sudo apt update

(Enter password if prompted)

6. Now install Pale Moon

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sudo apt install palemoon


7. Now run Pale Moon

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palemoon


That's it. :cool:

In the future, to upgrade to the latest release of Pale Moon, just enter this dual command:

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sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

The first part updates the package list and the second part installs the latest version. The double-ampersand in between tells Linux to execute the first command, and then if successful, to execute the second command. :geek:
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