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Old 12-27-2011, 11:37 AM   #1
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Exclamation install firefox 9 in debian

i need install firefox 9 in debian 6.0.3,what is the best way to install it?
Old 12-27-2011, 01:19 PM   #2
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Depends on what you mean by "best". The easiest way, IMO, is to download it from Mozilla and extract the tarball to a folder under your home, and run it from there. You can set up a .desktop file for use as a shortcut. Or you can put it in a directory in /opt. Or you can change your repositories to Sid and use apt-get. I don't recommend that, but it's possible.
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+1 to simply downloading the tarball from, extract it to your desktop, and double-click the firefox-bin executable.

Alternately if you like you can install iceweasel from the official Debian repos. This is just like firefox except for the name and artwork.
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thank you
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1) Iceweasel IS Firefox -
2) Use the repo and install Iceweasel 9.0.1
3) See > Tech Patterns :: Switching from Debian Iceweasel to Firefox, permanently -


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