How to Install LibreWolf Browser on Fedora 36 Linux

LibreWolf is a Firefox fork that focuses on privacy and security by eliminating telemetry, which can be invasive to your personal information, along with increased protection against tracking and fingerprinting techniques, while also including a few security improvements.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install LibreWolf Browser on Fedora 36 Linux. The tutorial will go over importing the official repository and gpg key and updating and removing the browser.

Update Fedora

Before proceeding with the tutorial, it is good to ensure your system is up-to-date with all existing packages.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Install LibreWolf Browser

The first step is to import the GPG key to verify the authenticity of the packages. In your terminal, execute the following command.

sudo rpm --import https://keys.openpgp.org/vks/v1/by-fingerprint/034F7776EF5E0C613D2F7934D29FBD5F93C0CFC3

Next, import the LibreWolf repository.

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://rpm.librewolf.net

Finally, you can install the LibreWolf browser using the following command.

sudo dnf install librewolf -y

Launch LibreWolf Browser

Now that you have the privacy-focused browser installed, launching can be done in a few ways.

Using the command line terminal, you can open the browser quickly by using the following command.

librewolf

If you would like to launch and use the terminal at the same time, send it to the background:

librewolf &

The best way to use LibreWolf for desktop users that prefer not using the command line terminal is to open the GUI of the application by following the path: Activities > Show Applications > LibreWolf.

Example:

Next, you will see the default LibreWolf window similar to Firefox as you would expect but very stripped back.

Example (Click to Expand):

How to Update LibreWolf

The browser should update by itself with your system packages for desktop users, given it is using the DNF package manager. For users that would like to check manually, use the following command in your terminal.

sudo dnf update --refresh

How to Remove (Uninstall) LibreWolf

When you no longer want the video conference software installed on your system, use the following command to remove it.

sudo dnf autoremove librewolf -y

Finally, it is always a good idea to disable the repositories if you no longer require them; you can re-enable them later if you want to install the browser again.

sudo dnf config-manager --set-disabled rpm.librewolf.net

Use the following enable command for users who want to re-enable the repositories for future installs.

sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled rpm.librewolf.net

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to install LibreWolf Browser on Fedora 36 Linux using the official repository and how to maintain and remove it if need be.

If you are one of those people who would like to see Firefox without telemetry, then LibreWolf is the browser for you. Firefox’s fork focuses on privacy and security by eliminating telemetry and adding other perks.



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