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rated 0 times [  12] [ 0]  / answers: 1 / hits: 4396  / 2 Years ago, thu, september 16, 2021, 9:26:56

I have just installed fresh Ubuntu MATE 21.10 system.

Then I ran update-manager manually to check and get some new updates.

It showed a surprise for me - it will remove Firefox deb-package as shown on below screenshot to replace it with Snap:

Details of updates

  • Install or remove

    • Duplicate packages to be removed

      • Firefox Web Browser

update-manager is going to remove deb-package of Firefox

This is not acceptable for me, I want to use normal deb-package of Firefox.

Note: actually the result does not depend on online or offline installation, the first launch of update-manager will try to remove the Firefox deb-package.

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Update 20220203 - the bug 1947501 is fixed since 20211103.

So all you need is to run the below commands:

sudo snap remove firefox
sudo apt-get install --reinstall firefox

If you need historic information - check previous revisions of this answer. But keep in mind that running sudo apt-mark manual firefox may be still needed if you install Ubuntu 21.10 flavor using offline installation.

[#1098] Friday, September 17, 2021, 2 Years  [reply] [flag answer]
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