Ubuntu – How to install Iceweasel in Ubuntu 15.04


How can I install Iceweasel in Ubuntu 15.04, and keep assured that it will not be replaced by Firefox in the future upgrades?

It is actually quite weird that sudo apt-get install iceweasel installs Firefox instead of Iceweasel on Ubuntu 15.04. I think that is not supposed to happen.

The reason is that Firefox started to use DRM – which I don't want.

Best Answer

Iceweasel web browser is a fork from Firefox for the purpose: backporting of security fixes to declared Debian stable version and no inclusion of trademarked Mozilla artwork.

Beyond that, they will be basically identical.

  • To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command below to add the PPA:

       sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dirk-computer42/c42-backport
  • Then update and install the browser:

       sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install iceweasel

Hope it will work.