How to install Firefox 38(aka iceweasel)
I am back to the Raspberry Pi after a 5 month absence for medical reasons and I see my jessie machines now have Firefox 45. On my x86 boxes, I can use force package in synaptic to get a usable version of Firefox, but the option is not available on Raspbian Jessie. I see in http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/rasp ... iceweasel/ what looks to be a source version of version 38. Is compiling it from source my best option? I'd like to know in general, so I can advise other RPi users in the area. I don't see an older iceweasel or firefox available in Synaptic in any way I have thought to look.
And, in case you wonder why I want an older version, I'll explain. Firefox broke the proper handling of cookies in about version 44. It used to be that I could configure it to ask me every time and for most domains, I would just tell it to deny and remember. I run NoScript, too. These two things are essential for browsing, as far as I am concerned.