How do I upgrade firefox 3.6 installed by my Ubuntu 10.10?

Asked by Dale Larson on 2012-05-10

I've spent more than an hour trying to find out how to upgrade firefox. Firefox 3.6 itself doesn't provide an upgrade option, the Synaptic Package manager doesn't know about anything else, and the sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable reports "Error: can't find signing_key_fingerprint at https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~mozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable"

Sorry for being stupid, but I have made an effort...

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2012-05-10
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2012-05-11

Maverick is no longer supported in any way. I suggest you run a final full backup, remove the partitions holding Maverick and install a clean install of Precise.

Dale Larson (dlarson) said : #2

It is not my personal computer, and uninstalling Maverick is not an option.

Is the Ubuntu version somehow the cause of
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
reporting
 "Error: can't find signing_key_fingerprint at https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~mozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable"

Yes because the PPA doesn't support Maverick, nobody does. It's dead and gone. You won't find ay updates ANYWHERE.

It's EOL, not supported any more.

Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #4

Although Maverick is at EOL, it is still supported by third-party respositories.
http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/firefox_aurora

Please remove the firefox-stable ppa from you sources before adding this one.

Dale Larson (dlarson) said : #5

I gave up. However, for anyone else walking down this path, Wyatt is correct about third party repositories, and Andrew is right about there being no support on launchpad, but not about the existence of updates, in spite of the capital letters.

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