How to install Librewolf on Debian 12

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Librewolf on Debian 12.

What is Librewolf?

Librewolf is a browser, it's a custom version of Firefox browser. On firefox there are a lot of features that Librewolf considers them not privacy friendly, thus all these features have been removed on Librewolf.

By removing unnecessary stuff from Firefox, Librewolf comes with no telemetry and enhanced privacy, which means you don't have to worry about your privacy as Librewolf won't track your usage and collect data.

Librewolf is open source, so you can also inspect its code if you like.

Install Librewolf on Debian 12

To install Librewolf on Debian 12, first you must add Librewolf source on your system and then you should be able to install Librewolf on your Debian 12 machine.

Step 1 - Update your Debian 12 machine

Before starting with the installation process of Librewolf, first update your Debian 12 machine by running the command below

sudo apt update 

Step 2 - Download Librewolf GPG Key

Now you need to download Librewolf GPG key, and add it on your Debian 12 machine by running the command below

wget -O- | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/librewolf.gpg

Note: wget must be installed on your system in order to download Librewolf gpg key

Step 3 - Add Librewolf Repository

Once you have added GPG key of Librewolf, proceed to add Librewolf repository on your Debian 12 machine. This is the repository that allows you to download Librewolf on your machine.

To add Librewolf repository, simply run the command below

sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/librewolf.sources << EOF > /dev/null
Types: deb
Suites: bookworm
Components: main
Architectures: amd64
Signed-By: /usr/share/keyrings/librewolf.gpg

Step 4 - Update again

In order to be able to use the Librewolf repository that you added on your machine, you need to enable this repository by updating the repository database. To do this, run the command below.

sudo apt update

And you should see Librewolf repository on the output of the update command, this means that Librewolf repository was successfully added on your Debian 12 machine, and you can now use this repository to download Librewolf.

Step 5 - Install Librewolf

Now you can proceed to install Librewolf, simply run the command below and authenticate during the installation.

sudo apt install librewolf -y


In this tutorial, you learned how to install Librewolf on Debian 12 via the Librewolf official repository.