after six and a half years I´ve now changed from Lubuntu to Linux Lite and I´m glad to have a running system again.
Linux Lite comes with
google-chrome preinstalled as its default browser (which I don´t like a lot) so I installed
The thing is: even when trying to install it with
sudo apt install firefox
you´ll get it as a snap package now. That´s a real shame and in order to avoid such a scenario I looked around the web beforehand.
Alas I cannot give you the link of the source as I forgot to take notes at the time. I just took notes of the commands. Sorry.
I found the following:
sudo snap remove firefox # didn´t have to do that as Linux Lite hasn´t got snapd installed sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/ppa sudo apt install -t 'o=LP-PPA-mozillateam' firefox
O.K. I performed steps 2 and 3 and everything went well.
In order to prevent the next apt update from installing the snap version of Firefox, you also need to change the priority settings for apt:
sudo sh -c 'cat > /etc/apt/preferences.d/mozilla-ppa' << EOF Package: firefox* Pin: release o=LP-PPA-mozillateam Pin-Priority: 501 EOF
Well, that´s the point. I´m not quite sure how to do that. I guess I have to use the terminal for that.
But I´m not quite sure: Is this a single command or do I have to to hit “enter” after each line
Perhaps someone can help me with that one.
There already seem to be be updates available. Linux Lite update manager shows me:
Name: firefox INSTALLED: 109.0+build2-0ubuntu0.22.04.1~mt1 AVAILABLE: 1:1snap1-0ubuntu2
So the snap version would indeed be installed if I went along. That´s what I want to avoid.
Thanks a lot in advance and many greetings