How to install Icecat and Icedove on debian 7 (Wheezy)

GNU IceCat, formerly known as GNU IceWeasel,is a free software rebranding of the Mozilla Firefox web browser distributed by the GNU Project. It is compatible with both the GNU/Linux and OS X (10.4 and 10.5) operating systems.

The GNU Project keeps IceCat in synchronization with upstream development of Firefox while removing all trademarked artwork. It also maintains a large list of free software plugins. In addition, it features a few security features not found in the mainline Firefox browser.

Icedove is an e-mail client distributed by the Debian project. It is based on Mozilla Thunderbird, but is made entirely of free software. With Icedove, the Debian project aims to provide a version of the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client which has not yet been kept in synchronization with upstream development of Thunderbird as originally planned. It removes the proprietary artwork and plug-in repositories used in the official release by the Mozilla Corporation, which are classified as non-free by free software advocates.

Install Icecat and Icedove on debian 7 (Wheezy)

Create sources.list file

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list.d/iceweasel.list

Add the following line

deb experimental main

Save and exit the file

Now you need to download key and install deb package

cd /tmp


sudo dpkg -i pkg-mozilla-archive-keyring_1.1_all.deb

Update the source list

sudo apt-get update

Install packages using the following commands

sudo apt-get install -t experimental iceweasel

sudo apt-get install -t unstable icedove

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One thought on “How to install Icecat and Icedove on debian 7 (Wheezy)

  1. The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    iceweasel : Depends: libc6 (>= 2.17) but 2.13-38 is to be installed
    Depends: xulrunner-24.0 (>= 24.0~b7-1) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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