How to Install Mozilla Firefox Nightly Browser in Ubuntu 19.04

In this article we are going to learn How to install Mozilla Firefox nightly browser in Ubuntu 19.04. Firefox nightly browser is a open source web browser application. Like any other web browser Firefox nightly also comes with nice user interface and useful features. It’s an another nice product by Mozilla Firefox. Nightly is an cross platform application available for major operating system i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS. Mozilla Firefox nightly browser supports almost all major languages.

Mozilla Firefox nightly browser comes with features like Web Developer option, open multiple websites using tabs, install official addons to get more features, configure network proxy settings and many more. Here we are going to install latest version of Mozilla Firefox nightly browser i.e. Version 60.0. For more information’s and features of this application you can visit the official website. You can contribute to this application by downloading it’s source code from it’s official website.

How to Install Mozilla Firefox Nightly Browser in Ubuntu 19.04

Follow the below steps to install Mozilla Firefox nightly browser in Ubuntu 19.04

Before start the installation of Mozilla Firefox nightly browser we have to install the official PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 19.04. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa   # Install PPA Repository
 daily (or even multiple builds per day) for various mozilla projects and branches.

For questions and bugs with software in this archive, please contact  or visit #ubuntu-mozillateam on freenode.
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp9vy_b0c5/secring.gpg" created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp9vy_b0c5/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 247510BE from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmp9vy_b0c5/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 247510BE: public key "Launchpad PPA for Ubuntu Mozilla Daily Build Team" imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
OK

After installing the PPA repository now update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 19.04 using below command to take effect.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease                                                                                           
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                                                  
Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease           
Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease
Reading package lists... Done

Now we are ready to install the Mozilla Firefox nightly browser application. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install firefox-trunk   # Install Mozilla Firefox Nightly
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
  fonts-lyx
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  firefox-trunk
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 237 not upgraded.
Need to get 46.0 MB of archives.
After this operation, 182 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 firefox-trunk amd64 60.0~a1~hg20180226r405243-0ubuntu0.19.04.1~umd1 [46.0 MB]
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Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Setting up firefox-trunk (60.0~a1~hg20180226r405243-0ubuntu0.19.04.1~umd1) ...
Please restart all running instances of firefox-trunk, or you will experience problems.

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As you can see above Firefox Nightly browser package has been installed successfully. Now to confirm the same use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l firefox-trunk   # Confirm the installed Package
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii  firefox-trunk                        60.0~a1~hg20180226r4052 amd64                   Safe and easy web browser from Mozilla

Now to open the application just type the command firefox-trunk on shell prompt. Refer the command below.

[email protected]:~$ firefox-trunk   # Open the Application

You can also open the Mozilla Firefox nightly browser application graphically using Search your computer box.

How To Uninstall Mozilla Firefox nightly browser in Ubuntu?

For any reason, if you don’t like Mozilla Firefox nightly browser and want to uninstall the application from your system using following commands.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r firefox-trunk   # Uninstall the Application
(Reading database ... 210504 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing firefox-trunk (60.0~a1~hg20180226r405243-0ubuntu0.19.04.1~umd1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+19.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to Install Mozilla Firefox Nightly Browser in Ubuntu 19.04. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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