Installation

Linux

Arch

The AUR has librewolf and librewolf-bin packages. The first one compiles Librewolf from the Firefox source code with our patches and modifications while the latter provides a binary.

With yay:

yay -S librewolf

# alternatively:
yay -S librewolf-bin

Without an AUR helper:

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/librewolf-bin.git librewolf
cd librewolf
makepkg -si

Debian-based

There is a repository available for Debian Unstable. Librewolf can either be installed using the .deb file or by adding the repo as explained on the Open Build Service page.

Note: This is for Debian Unstable only - do not try to install this package on any other branch of Debian or Ubuntu/Mint, or you will have errors about being unable to resolve the dependencies.

Gentoo

See the LibreWolf Gentoo repo.

AppImage

The LibreWolf AppImages are found here. Choose the file that matches your system’s architecture (most modern computers use x86_64).

Then run

chmod +x LibreWolf-*.AppImage

to make it executable.

Flatpak

To install from Flathub:

flatpak install flathub io.gitlab.librewolf-community

To run:

flatpak run io.gitlab.librewolf-community

Check out Set up Flatpak to find out how to prepare flatpak to use on your distribution.

Compiling from source

Compiling from source is possible for most versions of LibreWolf, just head over to the relevant repository, clone it, and read the README.md. As LibreWolf is a community effort, people are trying out different things in different browser repositories. In general tho, most of the compilation issues come from creating the build environment, the actual compilation process by Firefox is standard and relatively straightforward.

macOS

Windows

  • The Windows version builds from source, and has a -setup.exe available.
  • No automatic updating.
  • The setup.exe releases.
  • The repository.
  • Install/update from Chocolatey: choco install librewolf.