[Bug 1999308] Re: Snap keeps uninstalling apt Firefox, and reinstalling snap Firefox

Paul White 1999308 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Dec 16 12:38:15 UTC 2022

My recent comment appears to have been lost so I'll repeat by saying

$ apt policy firefox     
  Installed: 1:1snap1-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 1:1snap1-0ubuntu2

on my laptops show the existence of a transitional package that installs
a snap version of Firefox. I understand that the '1:' in the version
number will override any version number of Firefox obtained from a PPA
which uses the conventional version numbering system.

Do you have that 'deb' package installed?

If so, not a bug as the packaging system is designed to do what the
Ubuntu developers want it to do, that is replace any 'deb' version of
Firefox by a 'snap' version. Uninstalling that 'deb' package will stop a
snap being installed in future.

** Changed in: firefox (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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