Installing the latest version of Iceweasel (Firefox) on Debian Jessie

The jessie-backports repository does not have the latest Iceweasel builds. However, the Debian Mozilla team releases its own backports. To use their backports follow the steps below:

# apt-get install pkg-mozilla-archive-keyring
# echo "deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ jessie-backports iceweasel-release" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
# apt-get install -t jessie-backports iceweasel

At the time of writing this post, the Mozilla team’s repository provides Iceweasel 42, compared with 38.4 with the regular Jessie repository.

2 thoughts on “Installing the latest version of Iceweasel (Firefox) on Debian Jessie

  1. alimar

    I got an error message when I try to open Iceweasel on debian no root on android.
    “Your firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.”

    What should I do to fix that?

  2. Guy Post author

    I have no experience with running Debian on android. Guess you can try deleting your Firefox profile and creating a new one by running firefox -P.

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