Installing Firefox ESR to LMDE 2

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Installing Firefox ESR to LMDE 2

Post by administrollaattori » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:44 pm

LMDE 2 support ends in December 2018, but LMDE 2 bases on Debian Jessie, and Jessie's support ends June 2020, so the only problem with LMDE 2 is Firefox, which loses updates after 2018.

The easy fix is to remove Firefox and install Firefox ESR. Via Terminal it goes:

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apt update
apt remove firefox && apt install firefox-esr 
... and if needed some language pack like Finnish

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apt install firefox-esr-l10n-fi

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Re: Installing Firefox ESR to LMDE 2

Post by zorzi » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:34 pm

Yes, it took some time, but Firefox ESR 60 has arrived (at least...) in Debian Jessie repos.

Mint team had even provided its own Firefow ESR built since a few weeks.

It seems now safer to switch to Debian version, since it will probably get LTS support until 2020.
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