How To Install LibreWolf Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install LibreWolf Browser on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LibreWolf Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, LibreWolf is an independent “fork” of Firefox, with the primary goals of privacy, security, and user freedom. LibreWolf is designed to increase protection against tracking and fingerprinting techniques, while also including a few security improvements. This is achieved through our privacy and security-oriented settings and patches. LibreWolf also aims to remove all the telemetry, data collection, and annoyances, as well as disable anti-freedom features like DRM.

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 LibreWolf Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install LibreWolf Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing LibreWolf Browser on Ubuntu 20.04.

By default, LibreWolf is an available Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the LibreWolf repository to your system:

echo "deb [arch=amd64] $(lsb_release -sc) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/librewolf.list

Next, import the GPG key:

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/librewolf.gpg

Now that you have added the repository, you can install the LibreWolf using the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install librewolf

Step 3. Accessing LibreWolf Browser on Ubuntu.

Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> LibreWolf

Congratulations! You have successfully installed LibreWolf. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the LibreWolf Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official LibreWolf website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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