[Bug 1965960] Re: apt installs snap packages

ts 1965960 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue Mar 22 15:36:26 UTC 2022

Please, please, pretty please use apt for deb and snap for snap, and
don't pollute apt with snap packages.


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  apt installs snap packages

Status in apt package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  $ lsb_release -rd
  Description:	Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish (development branch)
  Release:	22.04

  $ apt-cache policy apt
    Installed: 2.4.1
    Candidate: 2.4.1
    Version table:
   *** 2.4.1 500
          500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy/main amd64 Packages
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  3) I expected to dist-upgrade my system, running apt-get dist-upgrade

  4) apt tried to install firefox from snap. I naturally aborted the upgrade, if I want a snap package I install it with snap, I use apt to install debian/apt packages.
  Aborting the install essentially broke my system. Trying to repair it, and installing firefox using apt again, hence getting force-fed the snap of firefox, broke my install, too, as the snap cannot access my firefox configuration files (for good reasons).
  It took me half a day to repair the system and switch to a PPA to keep the system (and Ubuntu with its intended processes - apt for deb, snap for snap, probably flatpaks and whatever for other stuff  - for that matter) running.

  In summary: We know you love snap. We use snap for certain purposes, and apt for others. Please don't force your love for snap on us, snaps constantly break long-running systems and require careful introduction.
  The proper solution could have been to stop supporting firefox from apt, so we have to consciously deal with the situation - without getting our systems broken.

  Thanks ❤️

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 22.04
  Package: apt 2.4.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.15.0-22.22-generic 5.15.19
  Uname: Linux 5.15.0-22-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu79
  Architecture: amd64
  CasperMD5CheckResult: pass
  CurrentDesktop: MATE
  Date: Tue Mar 22 16:26:47 2022
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2022-03-07 (15 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS "Jammy Jellyfish" - Alpha amd64 (20220228)
  RebootRequiredPkgs: Error: path contained symlinks.
  SourcePackage: apt
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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