[Bug 1972762] Re: Firefox and Chromium snaps preventing apps and devices from working correctly.

Jim Mayer 1972762 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Feb 20 03:31:14 UTC 2023


I have exactly the same problem that Mario (mario-gleirscher) reported
on 2022-11-17. My Java IDE is Apache Netbeans, and if, for example, I
want to look at the documentation for the Pattern class, it tries, and
fails, to load the file "file:///usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-
amd64/docs/api/java.base/java/util/regex/Pattern.html".

I understand that this is a design feature of Snap. However, it is also
causing a serious regression in multiple pieces of widely used software.
It's just NOT OK to break so much stuff, and to inconvenience so many
people, over a packaging change.

Please fix this. There is no security issue in providing read-only
access to documentation files.

[Edit: I see that firefox has a "firefox:system-packages-doc"
connection, which allows access to /usr/share/doc. That's a step in the
right direction, unfortunately that's incompatible with the way that
Ubuntu manages Java releases.]

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