In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Firefox on openSUSE. Mozilla Firefox is a popular web browser known for its speed, flexibility, and high regard for user privacy. It’s free and open-source software that implements current and anticipated web standards, making it a preferred choice for many users worldwide.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Firefox web browser on openSUSE.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: openSUSE.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- You will need access to the terminal to execute commands. openSUSE provides the Terminal application for this purpose. It can be found in your Applications menu.
- You’ll need an active internet connection to download Firefox and its dependencies.
- You’ll need administrative (root) access or a user account with sudo privileges.
Install Firefox on openSUSE
Step 1. Before installing any new software, it’s crucial to refresh your system’s software repositories. These repositories are online storage locations where software packages are stored and retrieved for installation. Refreshing ensures you have access to the latest packages and updates. Use the following command:
sudo zypper refresh sudo zypper update
Step 2. Installing Firefox Browser on openSUSE.
With your repositories up-to-date, you’re ready to install Firefox. openSUSE uses the Zypper package manager by default, which allows for easy installation of software packages. Use the following command to install Firefox:
sudo zypper install MozillaFirefox
This command instructs Zypper to install the latest version of Firefox available in the official openSUSE repositories. If prompted, confirm the installation by typing
y and pressing
If you want to ensure you’re getting the latest version of Firefox or if you’re looking for a specific edition (like Firefox Developer Edition), you might need to add the Mozilla repository to your system.
sudo zypper ar -f https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_Leap_15.5/ mozilla
openSUSE_Leap_15.5 with your specific version of openSUSE. After adding the repository, refresh your repositories and install Firefox:
sudo zypper ref sudo zypper install MozillaFirefox
Step 3. Launch Firefox Browser on openSUSE.
Once the installation is complete, verify that Firefox has been installed correctly by launching it from the terminal:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Firefox. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Mozilla Firefox browser on your openSUSE system. For additional or useful information, we recommend you check the official Mozilla website.