How to install Firefox 58 on Debian 9

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Mozilla released version 58 of Mozilla Firefox a few days ago. This new version not only improves on the last version but also fixes some bugs and the appearance of Mozilla Firefox. Firefox 57 or also known as Firefox Quantum has turned out to be a success for the Mozilla Foundation, causing many users to return to Firefox as the only browser of the operating system.

Users Debian we have to wait a bit to have Firefox 58 officially although there is a method to obtain it unofficially but working perfectly on Debian 9.

To get Mozilla Firefox 58 or any other future version of Firefox, we have to open the terminal and write the following:

cd /tmp/
wget -L -O firefox.tar.bz2 'https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-latest-ssl&os=linux64&lang=es-ES'

Now we have to move the downloaded file to the Firefox folder of our Home. For this we write the following:

mv firefox.tar.bz2 $HOME
tar xf firefox.tar.bz2

And now we enter the firefox folder and write the following:

<span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span>~/firefox/firefox

This will not only run the latest version of Mozilla Firefox but also will allow us to create shortcuts or add to favorites the latest version of this popular web browser.

At the beginning we said that this method works both for Firefox 58 and for future versions. The process is the same and in case of having and using this method, every time we do it, Debian will ask us if we want to "replace" or "overwrite" the files. For which we have to press the Yes button and when it finishes performing this operation, we will have to have the latest version of Mozilla.

As you can see it is a long process but not very difficult. A process that will allow us to have the latest version of Mozilla Firefox in Debian 9 since the official Mozilla repository as well as the official Debian repository will take time to have this version.


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  1.   Agustin Borrego Leiva said

    Hello and good afternoon / evening. For a few days I have been observing that there is a problem when you put the Linux commands, because the HTML code is being filtered.

  2.   Daniel said

    Very good article, it always troubles me to install firefox on debian, now the difficulty is over. Greetings and thank you very much.

  3.   fernan said

    Hello:
    What I do not understand is how they do not put updated firefox in backports and esr in the normal repositories, so the user would install it easier, another way to install firefox 58 is to download the firefox package and the language package from the linux mint repositories only 2 packages and install them with dpkg -i
    Greetings.

  4.   arkhej said

    Am I the only one who is shown the commands with html code?

    And now we enter the firefox folder and write the following:

    ~ / firefox / firefox

  5.   Miguel said

    I think the last step has an error