Install Firefox-Next (beta) on Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, etc…

  1. Add mozilla ppa:
    $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
  2. get the ppa’s origin name (bold):
    $ apt-cache policy
    ...
     500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-next/ubuntu/ trusty/main Translation-en
     500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-next/ubuntu/ trusty/main i386 Packages
         release v=14.04,o=LP-PPA-mozillateam-firefox-next,a=trusty,n=trusty,l=Official PPA for Firefox Beta,c=main
         origin ppa.launchpad.net
     500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-next/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
         release v=14.04,o=LP-PPA-mozillateam-firefox-next,a=trusty,n=trusty,l=Official PPA for Firefox Beta,c=main
         origin ppa.launchpad.net
    ...
  3. Pinn the mozilla ppa for higher priority:
    $ cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/firefox-beta-pin-800
    Package:  *
    Pin: release o=LP-PPA-mozillateam-firefox-next
    Pin-Priority: 800
    
  4. update/upgrade:
    $ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

    Sources:

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/05/firefox-5-beta-channel-ubuntu-ppa.html

http://askubuntu.com/questions/170235/how-do-i-cherry-pick-packages-from-a-ppa

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