[Bug 1958812] Re: If apt installs snap package, then warn, because maybe i dont want snap package.

Olivier Tilloy 1958812 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Feb 7 14:49:49 UTC 2022

The format of the package is irrelevant for most end users, a warning
wouldn't be helpful (quite possibly the opposite, it would make them
think there is something wrong with the installation, when everything is
working as intended).

Advanced users can use apt to read the description prior to installing:

    $ apt show chromium-browser | grep Description
    Description: Transitional package - chromium-browser -> chromium snap

And they always have the option to uninstall the snap afterwards if they
really don't want it:

    $ snap remove chromium

** Changed in: chromium-browser (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Won't Fix

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  If apt installs snap package, then warn, because maybe i dont want
  snap package.

Status in apt package in Ubuntu:
  Won't Fix
Status in chromium-browser package in Ubuntu:
  Won't Fix
Status in snapd package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  If apt installs snap package, then warn, because maybe i dont want
  snap package.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 22.04
  Package: chromium-browser 1:85.0.4183.83-0ubuntu2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.15.0-17.17-generic 5.15.12
  Uname: Linux 5.15.0-17-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu75
  Architecture: amd64
  CasperMD5CheckResult: pass
  CurrentDesktop: KDE
   enabled: enabled
   dpms: On
   status: connected
   modes: 1024x768 1920x1080 1600x1200 1680x1050 1680x1050 1400x1050 1400x1050 1600x900 1280x1024 1440x900 1440x900 1280x960 1366x768 1366x768 1360x768 1280x800 1280x800 1280x768 1280x768 1280x720 800x600 800x600 848x480 640x480
  Date: Mon Jan 24 03:35:44 2022
   Filesystem     Type   Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
   /dev/xvda3     ext4    11G  8,3G  1,5G  86% /
   tmpfs          tmpfs  1,9G  9,1M  1,9G   1% /dev/shm
   /dev/xvda3     ext4    11G  8,3G  1,5G  86% /
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2022-01-21 (2 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 22.04 LTS "Jammy Jellyfish" - Alpha amd64 (20220121)
   Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0627:0001 Adomax Technology Co., Ltd QEMU USB Tablet
   Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
   /:  Bus 01.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=ehci-pci/6p, 480M
       |__ Port 1: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Human Interface Device, Driver=usbhid, 480M
  MachineType: Xen HVM domU
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.15.0-17-generic root=UUID=d8fb805e-11ec-4105-9320-3618a2dfa835 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
   ID   Status  Spawn                      Ready                      Summary
   4    Done    2022-01-24T03:33:37+02:00  2022-01-24T03:34:29+02:00  Install "chromium" snap
  Snap.ChromeDriverVersion: ChromeDriver 97.0.4692.99 (d740da257583289dbebd2eb37e8668928fac5ead-refs/branch-heads/4692@{#1461})
  Snap.ChromiumVersion: Chromium 97.0.4692.99 snap
  SourcePackage: chromium-browser
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 01/08/2022
  dmi.bios.release: 4.14
  dmi.bios.vendor: Xen
  dmi.bios.version: 4.14.3
  dmi.chassis.type: 1
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Xen
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnXen:bvr4.14.3:bd01/08/2022:br4.14:svnXen:pnHVMdomU:pvr4.14.3:cvnXen:ct1:cvr:sku:
  dmi.product.name: HVM domU
  dmi.product.version: 4.14.3
  dmi.sys.vendor: Xen

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