Ubuntu – deb package to install Firefox ESR


I would like to have Firefox ESR version on my system but I would like to install it via apt-get. Is there a special package to install this?

Download link would be: http://www.mozilla.org/firefox/organizations/all.html#en-US

Best Answer

It has a PPA here, but it is not launched yet, so we have to install it manually:

I suppose that you have a 32bit edition on Ubuntu, and you are using English language:

  • Let's download it:

    wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/10.0.2esr/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-10.0.2esr.tar.bz2
  • We will extract it to /opt:

    sudo tar -xvjf firefox-10.0.2.tar.bz2 -C /opt
  • Let's move away the normal Firefox link:

    sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-old
  • Linking the new Firefox:

    sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

That's it. Enjoy!

Note: if you want to upgrade afterwards, launch it with gksudo firefox, and choose Help > About Firefox menu, and see if any updates are available. If yes, apply them.