[ARM] PSA Firefox 98.0-1 on RPi 4 64 Bit OS

The new Firefox 98.0-1 works OK (at least for what I do with it) on RPi 4 armv7h 32 Bit OS

Firefox 98.0-1 will not launch at all on RPi 4 aarch64 64 Bit OS.

For existing RPi 4 installs

You can go to
and use pacman -U to install firefox-97.0.2-1-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz

Then see this post to find out how to not loose your user profile.

Also see @Balder 's next post 3 posts furhter down.

For new installs

I put firefox-97.0.2-1-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz on my personal server.
To download it, open a terminal window into your home page, Then in a temporary folder,

wget https://pudges-place.ddns.net/EndeavourOS/firefox-97.0.2-1-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz

Then use pacman to install it from within the temporary folder

$ sudo pacman -U firefox-97.0.2-1-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz

Reboot and firefox should launch. It will say to create a new user profile, but no big deal since it is a new install.

To prevent the next update from installing firefox 98.0.1, set “IgnorePkg” in /etc/pacman.conf

IgnorePkg   = firefox

Then when you update it will nag you about ignoring a package

warning: firefox: ignoring package upgrade (97.0.2-1 => 98.0-1)

When you see the second version is higher than 98.0-1 then you can try it and see if the problem is fixed. But keep firefox-97.0.2-1 around just in case.



firefox 98.0.1-1.1 has fixed the firefox not launching problem.

I haven’t used it a lot yet, but so far it looks good to go.



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