How To Install Midori 0.5.8.1 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Debian

Hello Linux Geeksters, As you may know, Midori is a lightweight web browser, used with XFCE4 desktop environment. Also,it is the default internet browser of Elementary OS. The latest version available is Midori 0.5.8.1, which has been recently released, coming with improvements for both Adblock and WebKit2. For information about the latest Midori release, see the changelog. how to install Midori 0.5.8.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Debian Jessie and Debian Wheezy.

In this article I will show you how to install Midori 0.5.8.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Debian Jessie and Debian Wheezy.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Midori 0.5.8.1 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to  your system, update the local repository index and install the midori package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:midori/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install midori

Optional: To uninstall Midori and downgrade all the packages that got upgraded via the Midori PPA, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:midori/ppa

To install Midori 0.5.8.1 on Debian Jessie and Debian Wheezy, I will use the Midori LaunchPad PPA, for Ubuntu 14.04. We have to add the repository to /etc/apt/sources.list, get the key, update the local repository index and install the midori package. Like this:

$ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/midori/ppa/ubuntu trusty main'
$ sudo add-apt-repository 'deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/midori/ppa/ubuntu trusty main'
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys A69241F1
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install midori

Optional: To uninstall Midori and downgrade all the packages that got upgraded via the Midori PPA, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:midori/ppa

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One comment on “How To Install Midori 0.5.8.1 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Debian
  1. Flymo says:

    Useful HowTo, thanks, belatedly!

    We use Bodhi Linux, another distro that uses Midori by default, but this page was very handy when doing another Linux installation for a friend. Their repos only had the past-its-sell-by 0.4.x release

    The baked-in AdBlock (enabled via Menu -> Preferences -> Extensions tab) is one boon amongst many others – including the standard Secure Browsing option. The speed is a real bonus, particularly on older hardware.

    We see a fair few worried friends and rellies with aged XP machines these days, and find that a dual-boot solution with a lightweight Linux is often acceptable to them. I simply refuse to support Windows any more. Life is too short, and getting shorter nowadays…

    I can configure Firefox to prrovide what they need, but it takes time, and if they lose the config I usually have to do it over again. Midori just does the job and does it faster.

    Many Debian-derived distros only offer older Midori builds – there’s a need for a package maintainer at Debian, I gather – plea posted here:

    http://www.twotoasts.de/index.php/2014/09/kitten-looking-to-be-adopted/

    Bodhi Linux is current, fortunately for us!

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