I'm trying to install Firefox on Alpine Linux. I ran

$ sudo apk add firefox

And a few hundred MBs later, it installed.

However, when I ran firefox, it crashed with symbol not found errors and something to do with libmozgtk and gtk+.

How do I fix this or is it not possible to run Firefox on a musl-based distro?

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    Welcome, sudo apk add firefox-esr – GAD3R May 23 '19 at 21:36
  • Is there any difference? – Kied Llaentenn May 23 '19 at 21:43

To install firefox on alpine linux enable the Community Repository:

add (or uncomment) a line like:


then run:

sudo apk update
sudo apk add firefox-esr

The package is called firefox on the edge branch:

Warning: "edge" is under constant development so be careful using it in production. It is possible that bugs in "edge" could cause data loss or could break your system.

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