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    Firefox remove installs Chromium

    Why when you remove Firefox with Synaptic Package Manager automatically installs Chromium web browser without any instruction for that?

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    Re: Firefox remove installs Chromium

    Hello, jhl69.
    Why when you remove Firefox with Synaptic Package Manager automatically installs Chromium web browser without any instruction for that?
    A few more details may be needed in order to be able to give a valid answer to your question:

    • Which Ubuntu version exactly are you using?
      (Have not seen the reported behaviour so far, neither on Karmic Koala (v9.10), nor on Lucid Lynx (v10.04), both 32-bit. So I wonder which version you may be using.)
    • Had Chromium been installed and configured as the system's default browser before Firefox was installed?
      (If so, Synaptic may simply revert to the pre-Firefox state after uninstalling Firefox.)
    • The Firefox version which you uninstalled had it been downloaded from the Ubuntuzilla repository?


    Kind regards,
    Karl

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    Re: Firefox remove installs Chromium

    Quote Originally Posted by jhl69 View Post
    Why when you remove Firefox with Synaptic Package Manager automatically installs Chromium web browser without any instruction for that?
    It can be a meta package whatever ubuntu version are you using which suggests either Firefox or Chromium to be installed on your system.
    But anyway, after marking Firefox for removal the package manager should automatically mark Chromium to install, simply search for Chromium, uncheck it and hit apply.

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    Smile Re: Firefox remove installs Chromium

    I hope so, but Linux will not force you to choose google or microsoft

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