Ubuntu Mate 16.04, Firefox & Thunderbird


#1

Currently I run FFox 52.0.2 and TBird 38.6.0. as I have found that updating these packages causes them not to start. I now have them on “hold” when I update Mate, but these versions are getting long in the tooth, and for example my FFox won’t satisfactorily process Card payments.
Does anyone successfully run newer versions of these packages, and if so which are they and where can I download them.
Thanks


#2

On my Ubuntu MATE 16.04.5 LTS I’m running Firefox ESR 52.9.0 as it support LEGACY ADDONS.
I got it from PPA (ppa:jonathonf/firefox-esr-52). But you should know that this version will not receive any security updates.

I’m not using Thunderbird, so I have no information about it.


#3

Hi,

I’m running ff 63.0.3 and tb 60.2.1, both 64-bit, try install manually…


https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux


https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/installing-thunderbird-linux

Before try install thunderbird save a backup of the dir /home/youruser/.thunderbird