Quote Originally Posted by The Cog View Post
Not necessarily. In Xubuntu 19.10, chromium-browser is only available as a snap.
I gather that's true for all variants, and it's the only way Chromium will be available on *buntu in the future.
Now I have tested in Xubuntu 19.10 and yes, it's indeed the case.

sudo apt install chromium-browser
installs snapd without asking for permission (!) and installs at the same time chromium as a snap package.

Both were simple to remove so no harm done but still I would like to receive a clear warning from apt.

It seems like I have to use the dry run option
sudo apt install <some package> --dry-run
every time in the future so I know what is going to be added to my systems.