LibreWolf is an independent fork of the Firefox web browser. LibreWolf aims to be a private, secure, and freedom expanding alternative. All telemetry, data collection and annoyances of Firefox are removed. This goal is reached with patch files which are applied on the Firefox source code.
To manually add the official LibreWolf overlay, a new file needs to be created:
[librewolf] priority = 50 location = /var/db/repos/librewolf sync-type = git sync-uri = https://gitlab.com/librewolf-community/browser/gentoo.git auto-sync = Yes
When adding the overlay through eselect repository, this command is necessary:
eselect repository add librewolf git https://gitlab.com/librewolf-community/browser/gentoo.git
The overlay also has to be synced:
emaint -r librewolf sync
For proper localization support, review the Localization section before emerging. This will prevent a recompile to add location support later.
Now, LibreWolf is ready to be emerged:
emerge --ask www-client/librewolf
or you can install the binary if the compilation takes too long
emerge --ask www-client/librewolf-bin
Changing the UI language can be done by changing the L10N variable. For more information about localizing on Gentoo, the Localization article may help. All language tags can be found in this [[wikipedia:Language_localisation#Language_tags_and_codes|Language localisation wikipedia article]. The following example shows how to enable the German language package for LibreWolf:
LibreWolf can be removed with unmerging it:
emerge --ask --depclean --verbose www-client/librewolf
or the librewolf-bin
emerge --ask --depclean --verbose www-client/librewolf-bin
- LibreWolf website - The LibreWolf main site.
- LibreWolf Gentoo installation - The LibreWolf installation for Gentoo Linux.
- LibreWolf Gentoo overlay - The official LibreWolf overlay for Gentoo Linux.