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cryingthug 10-04-2009 05:42 PM

Install firefox on Debian?
Can firefox be installed on Debian Lenny 64? Will this cause problems with dependencies? How can I install it? I want to get some of the extension I like using in my browser. Iceweasel version is too old for some of the Add-Ons.

craigevil 10-04-2009 05:47 PM

There is nothing to install. This is how I use Firefox:
download Firefox
extract to my /home
ln -s /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins /home/craig/Downloads/firefox/plugins
opened iceweasel with iceweasel -profilemanager and created a profile for Firefox
copied my iceweasel profile to the new firefox profile

created a Firefox.desktop so I can launch it by clicking on the desktop icon.
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=/home/craig/Downloads/firefox/firefox %u

Although the last time I checked Mozilla did not have a 64bit version of Firefox. You might try using Swiftfox instead.

cryingthug 06-30-2010 09:46 PM

Thanks Craigevil
I ended up doing this:

Fisrt adding backports to the /etc/apt/sources.list



#apt-get install -t lenny-backports iceweasel

shtromm 07-01-2010 05:16 PM

There is no firefox for a 64-bit system - you need to compile it from the sources.

craigevil 07-01-2010 05:25 PM

The Firefox nightlies have a 64bit version, or you can download it from the Mepis repos.

Of course Iceweasel has a amd64 version as well.

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