Install latest Iceweasel in Linux Mint Debian Edition

By | 2011/09/10

Linux Mint Debian Edition currently rolls its own Firefox, which can take time to get packaged to the latest version. And being based on Debian Testing, the Testing version of Iceweasel is often not the latest and greatest version for those looking at upstream alternatives. That is where the Debian Mozilla team steps in!

To use the latest Iceweasel from the Debian Mozilla team in LMDE, check this out!


1. Edit your sources list:

$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add this line to the bottom, then save:

deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports iceweasel-release

2. Now grab the mozilla.debian.net gpg key:

$ wget -O- -q http://mozilla.debian.net/archive.asc | gpg --import

Then import into your keyring:

$ gpg --export -a 06C4AE2A | sudo apt-key add -

3. Now do an apt-get update:

$ sudo apt-get update

4. Then install the latest iceweasel:

$ apt-get install -t squeeze-backports iceweasel

Done!