Oct 102006
 

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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 Responses to “Install Iceweasel Web Browser in Debian and Ubuntu”

  1. i have had a lot of problems with the dependency stuff, i’m using debian sarge.

  2. try to run the following command

    #apt-get -f install

  3. 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…

  4. 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?

  5. you can remove hunspell-en-us using
    sudo apt-get remove hunspell-en-us
    sudo apt-get autoremove

  6. thanks
    its working well

  7. 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#

  8. Duh! Just noticed that it says hunspell-en-ca, guess I’d better remove that :~)

  9. 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

  10. Installed nice in Ubuntu 9.10 after removing hunspell-en-us. Thanks.

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