Daily Archives: February 1, 2014

An easy way to install real Firefox on Debian

After couple of times installing Firefox on Debian the hard way by compiling it from source code, I found a very easy way to install it. Here is the page I’m talking about and this is what I have done:

1. Remove IceWeasel if it’s installed:

$ sudo apt-get remove iceweasel

2. Add the following line into “/etc/apt/source.list” file:

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian import

3. Add PGP-key:

$ sudo gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 3EE67F3D0FF405B2
$ sudo gpg --export 3EE67F3D0FF405B2 > 3EE67F3D0FF405B2.gpg
$ sudo apt-key add ./3EE67F3D0FF405B2.gpg
$ sudo rm ./3EE67F3D0FF405B2.gpg
4. Update apt:
$ sudo apt-get update
5. Install Firefox and its language pack:
$ sudo apt-get install firefox firefox-l10n-de
6. Enjoy!