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GNU IceCat

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68.2.0 | Updated: 27 Oct 2019



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GNU IceCat 68.2.0

This is not the latest version of GNU IceCat available.

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choco upgrade icecat -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'68.2.0'" [other options]

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choco upgrade icecat -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'68.2.0'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install icecat
    name: icecat
    version: '68.2.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'icecat' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '68.2.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller icecat
    Name     = "icecat"
    Version  = "68.2.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'icecat':
  ensure   => '68.2.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 27 Oct 2019.


GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Firefox browser. It aim to be based on the the current official release of Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) with removal of trademarked artwork and proprietary components. Important differences between Mozilla's Firefox and GNU IceCat is that IceCat has a focus on freedom and privacy.

However, IceCat is not a straight fork of Firefox ESR; instead, it is a parallel effort that works closely with and re-bases in synchronization on the latest Firefox ESR as the upstream supplier, with patches merged upstream whenever possible; although it should be noted that additional security updates are customized to IceCat occasionally.


  • IceCat developers dropped support for Windows in 2016: "Note that building binary packages for Windows and macOS currently requires non-free software, so we no longer distribute binary releases for those platforms".
  • This package contains an unofficial version of GNU IceCat installer for Windows x64 only.

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  url64          = ''
  checksum64     = '1309efdeb0ad20a1374e5de35b5bca6058da0ffe258da408ebc19483e7a21397'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = '-ms'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Get-ChildItem $toolsDir\*.exe | ForEach-Object { Remove-Item $_ -ea 0; if (Test-Path $_) { Set-Content "$_.ignore" } }

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