How to install the Firefox browser on Debian 10

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

This tutorial shows how to install Firefox on Debian 10 from the command line. There are several options, but we will focus on installing a Firefox from the official Debian repository.

requirements

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

Update the package repository

Open the Terminal and execute the following command with root privileges.

apt-get update

This can take a few minutes, depending on your internet connection.

Below is the sample output.

Install a Firefox from the Debian repository

Now that you’ve updated the package repository, it’s time to start installing Firefox.

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

apt-get install firefox-esr

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

Below is the sample output.

Start Firefox

Firefox can be started by a normal user. Run the following command on the terminal.advertising

firefox

Remove Firefox

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

apt-get purge firefox

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

So you’ve seen how easy it is to install a Mozilla Firefox web browser on Debian 10.

How to install the Firefox browser on Debian 10