How to Install Firefox Browser on Debian 10

Firefox is an open source web browser developed by Mozilla Corporation. This is the second most popular browser after Google Chrome.

This guide shows how to install Firefox on Debian 10 from the command line. There are various ways, but we will focus on installing Firefox from the official Debian repository.

Background

You need a good internet connection for the installation to work.

Package Repository Update

Open a terminal and run the following command as root.

apt-get update

This may take several minutes depending on your internet connection.

The following is an example output.

Installing Firefox from the Debian Repository

After you have finished updating the package repository, it’s time to start installing Firefox.

Open a terminal and run the following command on a terminal with root privileges.

apt-get install firefox-esr

When prompted, press Y on your keyboard. Wait for the installation to complete. This may take several minutes depending on your internet connection.

The following is an example output.

Install Firefox Browser

Firefox Launch

Firefox can be started as a regular user. Run the following command on the terminal.

firefox

Firefox Removal

If you want to remove Firefox, run the following command on the terminal.

apt-get purge firefox

When prompted, press Y on your keyboard. Wait for the process to complete.

So, you saw how easy it is to install the Mozilla Firefox web browser on Debian 10.

How to Install Firefox Browser on Debian 10

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