How-to Install Latest Firefox ESR on Debian Wheezy 7 32/64-bit Gnome Linux Easy Guide

December 28, 2013 | By Stalker | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Latest Firefox ESR on Debian Wheezy 7 Gnome

The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Latest Firefox ESR 32/64-bit Browser on Debian Linux 7 Wheezy Gnome i686/x8664 Desktop.

Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release is Intended for Universities and other Schools, Institutions and Businesses.

The Latest Firefox ESR Version Coexists Perfectly with the Others Firefox/IceWeasel Versions without Making Any Troubles, this Meaning that Once Fired Up it Will Simply Follow to Load the Existing Default Firefox Environment.

To Make Easier the Visualization of the whole Process I have Inserted the Essentials Screenshots of the Installation.

Inside the Instructions you will Find also a Link to How-to Create a Launcher for Firefox ESR Browser on Debian Linux Gnome Desktop.

Install Latest Firefox ESR on Debian Wheezy 7 Gnome - Featured
  1. Download Latest Firefox ESR for Linux:

    Firefox ESR i686/x8664 tar.bz2
  2. Double-Click on Firefox Archive and Extract Into /tmpInstall Latest Firefox ESR Debian Wheezy Gnome3 Extraction
  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Install Latest Firefox on Debian Wheezy Gnome3 Open Terminal
  4. Relocate Firefox Directory

    Login as SuperUser


    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    Make a Firefox Directory

    mkdir /opt/firefox

    Move Firefox Into Latest so to Prepare for a Possible Firefox Nightlies Installation

    chown -R root:root /tmp/firefox && mv /tmp/firefox /opt/firefox/firefox-esr

    Make a Firefox-Latest Symlink for Easy-Starting

    ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox-esr/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox-esr

    Next you Can Start Firefox from Terminal with

  5. Create a Gnome3 Firefox Launcher for Easy-Starting:

    How Launcher for Debian-Gnome
  6. How-to Install Google-Chrome Browser on Linux Debian:

    Installing Chrome for Debian

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