How to Install LibreWolf Browser on Manjaro 21 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 Manjaro 21 Linux. The tutorial will use the yay AUR helper, ideally most users may be using some wrapper for Pacman, for new users, it is essential to install one to keep your packages up-to-date while you learn Arch/Manjaro.

Update Manjaro

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

sudo pacman -Syu

Install yay Helper

To begin the installation, you must have GIT installed to import the yay repository to install/build. From your command terminal, use the following code to begin the installation.

sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm base-devel git

Now clone the yay archive using the following terminal command.

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay-git.git

Next, move the archive to the /OPT/ directory. This is a good location for any other archive installs, keep everything located, and traditionally the location is a commonly used area for different applications.

sudo mv yay-git /opt/

Now navigate to the yay-git directory location.

cd /opt/yay-git

Build the package using the makepkg command.

makepkg -si

Install LibreWolf Browser

Now that you have installed the package management helper, you can install the LibreWolf using the following command.

yay -S librewolf-bin

Add --noconfirm to skip most of the questions for automatic default to all.

Launch LibreWolf Browser

The best way to use LibreWolf is to open the GUI of the application by following the path: Taskbar > Internet > LibreWolf.

Example:

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

Example:

How to Install LibreWolf Browser on Manjaro 21 Linux

How to Update LibreWolf

The best way to check for updates and upgrades is to use the following command.

yay -Syu --devel --timeupdate

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.

yay -Rns librewolf-bin

Optionally, you can run the following command to clean up any leftover unused dependencies, and this is highly recommended to run, so your system does not become bloated.

yay -Yc

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to install yay AUR helper quickly and install, maintain, and, if so, remove LibreWolf Browser on Manjaro Linux.

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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