I'm on Debian Jessie / testing. It currently has Iceweasel 17, but I would rather like to use a more recent release (Mozilla "Release" or "Firefox" 'channel' - currently Iceweasel 25).
You need to add the following entry in
/etc/apt/sources.listor a new file in
deb http://cdn.debian.net/debian unstable main
You can install it with the following commands:
$ apt-get update $ apt-get install -t unstable iceweasel
That would at least give me Iceweasel 24, but then next time I run
apt-get dist-upgrade I would update to Debian unstable and I don't want to do that. I only want a newer version of Iceweasel (latest version blessed "stable" by Mozilla, not ESR).
So I could remove the unstable repository after installing Iceweasel, but then I wouldn't get security updates anymore and would have to manually stay on top of the latest security updates, and each time there is a security update I would have to:
- re-add the unstable repository
- upgrade iceweasel
- remove unstable repository.
That can't doesn't seem like it should be done like that? Seems inefficient and tedious.
I could also install the unbranded "real" Firefox directly from Mozilla but then I also would have to manually update which is equally inconvenient.
Seems like I'm looking for an
apt repository maintaining Firefox or Iceweasel for Debian Jessie / testing? Does that exist? Other ideas?