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Old 03-06-2009, 07:27 AM   #1
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firefox from repos?


hi everyone
im new to debian
and... is there no way to install firefox from repos?
 
Old 03-06-2009, 07:32 AM   #2
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It's called "iceweasel" in debian due to branding issues.
 
Old 03-06-2009, 08:32 AM   #3
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Mozilla Corporation software rebranded by the Debian project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceweasel

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009020409 Firefox/3.0.6 (Debian-3.0.6-1)

aptitude install iceweasel
 
Old 07-13-2009, 03:22 PM   #4
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I'm betting he already knew that and was actually asking "is there a way to install _firefox_ from repos?". please don't patronize the newbies, it makes OSS look bad.

anyhoo, is there a way to install _firefox_ (not iceweasel) from repos? inquiring minds want to know...

ps: i must say craig's apt-get quote is frightening.

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Old 07-13-2009, 03:55 PM   #5
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Bezierk: There is no way to get firefox in Debian from the repos. The firefox in the repos is a dummy package which installs iceweasel. but everything that works for firefox will work for iceweasel. (take account of the version though, for addon purposes)

If you would like a way to get firefox, and not iceweasel, onto your debian system, heres a link. http://www.deviceguru.com/adding-rea...-debian-lenny/
Just remember, the version number is different for squeeze and sid. you would download 3.5 instead of 3.0.5.

Hope this helps a little
 
Old 07-13-2009, 05:08 PM   #6
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hey there, texasone.

i already have firefox installed. had to do it after iceweasel messed up a couple sites i visit often. besides i don't like the reasons why there's no firefox for debian. but that's just me...

the question comes from the notion that someone, somewhere, maybe, might have compiled a deb file and set up a repo for it and how this would be great in order to keep firefox updated. I've thought about looking for some kind of firefox svn but didn't actually looked for it because it would have to include to learn more about svn and I have no time for it right now.

I'll read the link either way, thank you very much for your answer.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 07:24 PM   #7
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Why bother? It's very easy to just download FF from the Mozilla site and install it manually on your Debian system. You'll get the newest version of FF that way also. IceWeasel is usually quite a ways behind the current release FF from Mozilla. Here's a quickie way to do it:

1) Download FF from Mozilla
2) Extract (GUI or CLI, whatever's easiest for you) the package to /usr/local/bin
3) Create a symlink to /usr/local/bin/firefox/firefox in /usr/bin
4) Create a menu entry and/or panel icon for your newly installed FF

That's it. Takes all of about 5 minutes, download time included. If you need actual command line commands, let me know... I'll post them for you.

Luck!

P.S. You can do the same with Thunderbird, too.
 
Old 07-14-2009, 01:46 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by vtel57 View Post
Why bother? It's very easy to just download FF from the Mozilla site and install it manually on your Debian system. You'll get the newest version of FF that way also. IceWeasel is usually quite a ways behind the current release FF from Mozilla. Here's a quickie way to do it:

1) Download FF from Mozilla
2) Extract (GUI or CLI, whatever's easiest for you) the package to /usr/local/bin
3) Create a symlink to /usr/local/bin/firefox/firefox in /usr/bin
4) Create a menu entry and/or panel icon for your newly installed FF

That's it. Takes all of about 5 minutes, download time included. If you need actual command line commands, let me know... I'll post them for you.

Luck!

P.S. You can do the same with Thunderbird, too.
My sentiments exactly. What's more, the autoupdating can be activated and once installed FFx and TB will update themselves automatically. It's really cool
jdk
 
Old 07-14-2009, 01:49 AM   #9
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I'm betting he already knew that and was actually asking "is there a way to install _firefox_ from repos?". please don't patronize the newbies, it makes OSS look bad.
Bezierk,
The OP said he was new to debian so how would he know that? It may be true that he did know it (maybe he'll tell us...) but a reasonable conclusion would be that he didn't. Your handle notwithstanding maybe you want to lighten up a bit, eh?
jdk
 
Old 07-14-2009, 07:43 AM   #10
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Just thought i would point out that downloading the FF package will get you the x86 version.
Although there is a test x64 version in the nightly builds section.
Can't comment on how well it works as i use Iceweasel:

Code:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.0.11) Gecko/2009061208 Firefox/3.0.9 (Debian-3.0.9-1)
Of course you can run the x86 version on a x64 o/s if you choose.
Personally i find Iceweasel works just fine for me.
 
Old 07-14-2009, 02:16 PM   #11
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I will stick with iceweasel> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1) Gecko/20090707 Firefox/3.5 (Debian-3.5-1), Debian has patches and security fixes that Firefox does not have, personally I will stick with apps in the Debian repos.

In stable even when iceweasel shows an older version keep in mind the security updates for it are actually part of
xulrunner-1.9 (1.9.0.11-0lenny1) so atm stable has iceweasel 3.0.11 not that far behind Mozilla.

Other than 3.5 being a tad lighter on ram usage it isn't any different than 3.0.11.

swiftfox has 64bit builds.

For someone that is new to linux doing:
Quote:
1) Download FF from Mozilla
2) Extract (GUI or CLI, whatever's easiest for you) the package to /usr/local/bin
3) Create a symlink to /usr/local/bin/firefox/firefox in /usr/bin
4) Create a menu entry and/or panel icon for your newly installed FF
is no simple thing, also you can extract it to anywhere as long you symlink the plugins, you can also run both iceweasel and firefox just create a new profile for firefox, start it with firefox -profilemanager

If you are on stable and know what you are doing it is relatively simple to build Iceweasel 3.5 > glandium.org Blog Archive How to install Iceweasel 3.5 on Lenny - http://glandium.org/blog/?p=406
 
Old 07-14-2009, 02:24 PM   #12
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so atm stable has iceweasel 3.0.11 not that far behind Mozilla
I'm only finding this version in Sid:

http://packages.debian.org/sid/iceweasel

Are you using additional repos?
 
Old 07-14-2009, 03:04 PM   #13
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Craigevil,

To each their own, my friend. That's the great thing about GNU/Linux... there are MANY ways to do things. You seem to be sticking to the "Debian Way" with your use of IceWeasel on your system. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. And yes, I know that for a new Linux adventurer my steps above would not have seemed very simple. That's why I offered to post the individual commands for the person who started this thread. I noticed last night that we are replying to a thread that is quite old. That's OK, though. Maybe it'll help others searching for answers.

Regards,

~Eric
 
Old 07-14-2009, 05:15 PM   #14
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I'm only finding this version in Sid:

http://packages.debian.org/sid/iceweasel

Are you using additional repos?
yes iceweasel in stable says 3.0.6 but xulrunner1.9 is
1.9.0.11-0lenny1 which is where the security updates for iceweasel come in.Making it effectively iceweasel 3.0.11
 
Old 07-15-2009, 12:40 AM   #15
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I personally use Swiftfox. It's an optimized version of the most current mozilla-Firefox. They have their own repos and supply debs as well. The Swiftfox page is at getswiftfox.com

If you want to give Iceweasel 3.5 a try on Lenny then check out these instructions http://www.debiantoday.com/how-to-in...-3-5-on-lenny/

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