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#1 2021-06-11 00:25

LanceHaverkamp
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Registered: 2021-05-23
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Install Firefox NON-esr

What's the best way to get the regular release (non-esr) of Firefox installed?
I set-up pinning for unstable, but Apt wants to upgrade 200 packages, just to get Firefox from Sid--so that's not a good option.

I really don't think there's much demand for ESR outside of Kiosks.

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#2 2021-06-11 02:02

Tolkem
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Registered: 2019-10-06
Posts: 318

Re: Install Firefox NON-esr

LanceHaverkamp wrote:

What's the best way to get the regular release (non-esr) of Firefox installed?
I set-up pinning for unstable, but Apt wants to upgrade 200 packages, just to get Firefox from Sid--so that's not a good option.

I really don't think there's much demand for ESR outside of Kiosks.

If you're on Centaurus/Buster, then using sid's repos is a very bad idea; it'll upgrade the entire system to sid/unstable. What I do is download firefox from its website https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ extract ad move to /opt and then add it to the system's menu. I'm currently using firefox beta too https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/c … ktop/#beta
To summarize:
1. Download.
2. Extract and move to /opt

sudo mv /path/to/firefox /opt

where /path/to/firefox can be for example ~/Downloads/firefox
3. Add it to your system's menu:
If KDE, right-click on the applications' launcher menu icon, and select Edit Applications
If TDE, there should be a similar way to do it. Sorry but I use KDE and haven't used TDE enough to know how to do this. However, you can create a firefox.desktop file, it should look something like this:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=
Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox
GenericName=Navegador Web
Icon=/opt/firefox/browser/chrome/icons/default/default48.png
Name=Firefox
NoDisplay=false
Path[$e]=
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=0
TerminalOptions=
Type=Application
X-KDE-SubstituteUID=false
X-KDE-Username=

Place that in ~/.local/share/applications and it should be available in the menu.

Hope this helps!

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#3 2021-06-11 09:10

aluma
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From: Ukraine
Registered: 2018-03-12
Posts: 136

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