Install Iceweasel Web Browser in Debian and Ubuntu

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Iceweasel is a free software derivation of the Mozilla Firefox web browser. Along with Gnuzilla it is the GNU attempt to create a version of Firefox which can be used by free software GNU/Linux and UNIX software distributions. It removes the unfree artwork and plugins that free software advocates considered to be problematic. Iceweasel is a fork of Firefox but will continue to synchronize with upstream releases in the future.

Installing Iceweasel in Debian

I have found Iceweasel debian packages from here

Download latest available package from this

#wget http://safeweb.sitesled.com/iceweasel/builds/iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb

once you download this you can install using the following command

#dpkg -i iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb

This will complete the installation.

If you want to open Iceweasel go to Applications--->Internet--->Iceweasel you can see this in the following screen

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Iceweasel in Action

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If you are using debian unstable version you can install using the following command

#apt-get install iceweasel iceweasel-gnome-support

Installing Iceweasel in Ubuntu

Download latest available package from this

sudo wget http://safeweb.sitesled.com/iceweasel/builds/iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb

once you download this you can install using the following command

sudo dpkg -i iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb

This will complete the installation.

If you want to open Iceweasel go to Applications--->Internet--->Iceweasel you can see this in the following screen

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Iceweasel in Action

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10 thoughts on “Install Iceweasel Web Browser in Debian and Ubuntu

  1. I’m using Debian Etch on all the machines in an office and we’ve just been locked out of all the on-line banking facilities because Iceweasel is apparently not a recognised web-browser. Doh! Extremely inconvenient…

  2. After the command “sudo dpkg -i iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb”, it give me this error:

    dpkg: regarding iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb containing iceweasel:
    hunspell-en-us conflicts with iceweasel (<< 2.0.0.3-2)
    iceweasel (version 1.5.0.8pre-2) is to be installed.
    dpkg: error processing iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb (–install):
    conflicting packages – not installing iceweasel
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb

    Could you please tell me what I could do?

  3. I’m having the same issue and removing hunspell-en-us doesn’t help. I’m running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (machine name redacted)

    [email protected]:/tmp# apt-get remove hunspell-en-us
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    linux-headers-2.6.32-21-generic linux-headers-2.6.32-21
    Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    hunspell-en-us language-support-en language-support-writing-en
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 13 not upgraded.
    After this operation, 860kB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    (Reading database … 155195 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing language-support-en …
    Removing language-support-writing-en …
    Removing hunspell-en-us …
    Processing triggers for python-gmenu …
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/desktop.en_US.utf8.cache…
    Processing triggers for python-support …
    [email protected]:/tmp# apt-get autoremove
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    linux-headers-2.6.32-21 linux-headers-2.6.32-21-generic
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 13 not upgraded.
    After this operation, 85.3MB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    (Reading database … 155178 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing linux-headers-2.6.32-21-generic …
    Removing linux-headers-2.6.32-21 …
    [email protected]:/tmp# dpkg -i iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb
    dpkg: regarding iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb containing iceweasel:
    hunspell-en-ca conflicts with iceweasel (<< 2.0.0.3-2)
    iceweasel (version 1.5.0.8pre-2) is to be installed.
    dpkg: error processing iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb (–install):
    conflicting packages – not installing iceweasel
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb
    [email protected]:/tmp#

  4. Hey, I’m a an ubuntu 11.04 users , I n the second step of installation “sudo dpkg -i iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb”
    I got following error :
    dpkg: error processing iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb (–install):
    cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    iceweasel_1.5.0.8pre-2.deb

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