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Ubuntuzilla keeps Firefox Thunderbird Seamonkey current on Ubuntu. Heartbleed check for Firefox.  RSS feed

 
margaret gillon
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I have an Ubuntu desktop. In Ubuntu the Synaptic package manager is always several stable versions behind on Firefox. Moderator Jeanne Boyarsky posted information about a Firefox extension that checks for Heartbleed in the forums here:

Firefox extension to check for Heartbleed

but the Ubuntu Firefox version is too old to use it.

I searched the web and found ubuntuzilla,

This is the home of the Ubuntuzilla project, hosts an APT repository with .deb repacks of the latest official release versions of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla SeaMonkey, and Mozilla Thunderbird. This repository should work on any APT-based distribution


Here are the install instructions.
Ubuntuzilla install instructions

Now my Firefox is current and will be kept updated to current stable -- and I have the Heartbleed check running !

I am hoping others will enjoy Ubuntuzilla as well.
 
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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Hi Margaret,

Thanks for sharing.
margaret gillon wrote: but the Ubuntu Firefox version is too old to use it.

I didn't faced this issue(of course, I keep my system updated). I tried it on Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 and the add-on(heartbleed checker) is working fine.
 
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