Re-installing default firefox-esr

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Re-installing default firefox-esr

Postby astrosticks » 2020-12-18 19:33

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I was messing around with things and uninstalled firefox-esr with apt. Since I installed the system (relatively recently) I've made some minor changes to my apt-sources:
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# Official debian sources
# See for more information.
deb buster main non-free
deb-src buster main

deb buster-updates main
deb-src buster-updates main

deb buster/updates main
deb-src buster/updates main

After deciding that the flatpak firefox wasn't for me, I tried reinstalling firefox-esr with apt, and got a version that enforces the NoScript, LightBeam, etc. extensions, which I don't want to use. Is there a way to only download the version of firefox-esr that came with my Debian installation?
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Re: Re-installing default firefox-esr

Postby arochester » 2020-12-18 19:52

How did you remove Firefox-ESR.

To get rid of the various configuration files you need to "purge"

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sudo apt purge firefox*

If you don't need to sources you don't need the lines beginning deb-src.

A bit odd you have non-free but you don't have contrib

Maybe you should change your sources list to
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deb stable main contrib non-free

deb stable-updates main contrib non-free

deb stable/updates main

deb buster-backports main
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Re: Re-installing default firefox-esr

Postby sunrat » 2020-12-18 21:31

arochester wrote:To get rid of the various configuration files you need to "purge"

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sudo apt purge firefox*

I don't think "purge" removes user profiles. I may be wrong but not going to purge my FF to confirm.

Firefox-ESR doesn't come with those extensions so I suspect they are from an old profile. Are you re-using an old profile, astrosticks? Try creating a new one to test.
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