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Latest Pidgin and Firefox repositories for Ubuntu Hardy

Ubuntu Hardy ships with Pidgin v2.4.1 and Firefox 3.0 Beta5, while the latest Pidgin is v2.4.2 and the latest Firefox is 3.0 RC1. Here are two repositories that would always contain the latest versions of Pidgin and Firefox. Just type “gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list” into the terminal, and add the following to the end of the file.

For Pidgin:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ubuntu hardy main

For Firefox:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/ubuntu hardy main

After adding the lines, just type “sudo apt-get update” and then “sudo apt-get dist-upgrade” in the terminal (apt will give a warning about unauthenticated packages, but its safe to ignore the warning and type “y”). After doing this, you should have the latest versions of both Pidgin and Firefox 🙂

Ubuntu Hardy ships with Pidgin v2.4.1 and Firefox 3.0 Beta5, while the latest Pidgin is v2.4.2 and the latest Firefox is 3.0 RC1. Here are two repositories that would always contain the latest versions of Pidgin and Firefox. Just type “gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list” into the terminal, and add the following to the end of the…

19 Comments

  1. Great idea! Are you updating regularly? 2.4.3 is out (already installed it manually, but I prefer reps obviously).

  2. Hey!

    Just to let you know, im not maintaining these repos.. They are maintained my the pidgin development team 🙂

  3. Hay Jj!

    Im afaraid launchpad ppa packages are unauthenticated. There is no key that can make those errors go away 🙂 But all packages are safe, you can be sure of that 🙂

  4. Thanks man, it worked perfectly! Although at first I thought it didn’t work. But I always confuse ‘update’ and ‘upgrade’ so I made a typo. So everybody who has the problem that it doesn’t work, try copy-pasting the things up here in the terminal first.

  5. To disable the unauthenticated warning

    sudo apt-get dselect-upgrade -y –allow-unauthenticated

    while “upgrade” only upgrades, “dselect-upgrade” installs new packages if required

    -y answers “yes” to simple questions like “xxx Mb of disk space will be needed…”

    –allow-unauthenticated can be used only with the option “-y” and disables the unauthenticated warning. You could use “–force-yes”, but that would be far more dangerous ‘cos it answers “yes” to EVERY question

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