[lubuntu-devel] Fwd: [lubuntu-users] "Update pending for Firefox snap"???

Aaron Rainbolt arraybolt3 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 16:28:17 UTC 2022

Somehow I accidentally emailed Fritz directly rather than replying to
the whole mailing list (thanks GMail).

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From: Aaron Rainbolt <arraybolt3 at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Jul 31, 2022 at 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: [lubuntu-users] "Update pending for Firefox snap"???
To: Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com>

On Sun, Jul 31, 2022 at 10:53 AM Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Folks:
> Booted up in Lubuntu kinetic today and I once again get an error message about "update for Firefox snap, close app in the next 13 days"????
> I have "closed the app" numerous times over the last month or so and still getting this error message . . . what's up with that message??
> I run weekly apt updates on the system, with autoremove, etc . . . system isn't clearing this error.

Welcome to the default Firefox Snap in action.

Firefox is delivered as a snap by default in Ubuntu 22.04 and all
flavors (including Lubuntu). Snaps are designed to auto-update,
however if your browser is open when Snap is ready to update it, it
will not update in order to avoid causing havoc. If you're still
getting this message even after a month, you're probably getting the
updates like you should, but the message is rather annoying.

To force the snap to update when you want it to, press Ctrl+Alt+T to
open a terminal, and run "sudo snap refresh". This will update all
your Snaps, including Firefox. (If for some reason you only want to
update just Firefox, "sudo snap refresh firefox" will do that, though
it may also update snap dependencies if necessary.)

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