[lubuntu-users] [lubuntu-devel] Lubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) Released!

Walter Lapchynski wxl at ubuntu.com
Mon Oct 22 18:54:30 UTC 2018


On 2018-10-22 10:52, Aere Greenway wrote:
> On 10/21/18 10:13 PM, Walter Lapchynski wrote:
>>>> On 10/20/18 2:13 PM, Aere Greenway wrote:
>>>>> 3. On past levels of Lubuntu, Thunderbird Mail was the e-mail
>>>>> client.
>> Nope, it was always Sylpheed. 
> The potential problem, is that if it won't run on Lubuntu

Not a problem at all. Any package in the repositories should work just
fine. The only problem with Thunderbird (and any other GTK app) is that
it's likely to bring a bunch of libraries along with it.

> Do snap package installations work on Lubuntu?

The important thing to remember here is the sentiment behind the
statement above: Lubuntu *IS* Ubuntu. Ubuntu, ultimately, is the
software in the repositories. The thing that makes the canonical (here
the lowercase is intentional) Ubuntu OS what it is is a particular
selection of packages. This is also true with Lubuntu and every other
flavor of Ubuntu. But they all have the repositories in common.

That said, you can most certainly install a snap package. There are
those in the Lubuntu team that have been a little resistant to the idea
of snaps, in particular the extra overhead required by `snapd` so we
[blacklist it][1] by default, but by some stroke of luck it ended up on
the images and installed systems anyways, so have at it. ☺

[1]:
https://phab.lubuntu.me/source/lubuntu-seed/browse/cosmic/?grep=snap
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