Uninstalling Firefox on LMDE 4

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Keran3066
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Uninstalling Firefox on LMDE 4

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When I try to uninstall Firefox it uninstalls it and installs Firefox-esr
When I uninstall firefox-esr it installs epiphany I browser
When I uninstall epiphany-browser it installs Firefox-esr
If I install Firefox then I can uninstall the esr version without installing other packages

I have Chrome installed and I just want to use chrome.
Anyone can solve my problem?

Thanks

sleeper12
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Re: Uninstalling Firefox on LMDE 4

Post by sleeper12 »

This doesn't really solve your problem. But, why not keep Firefox as a backup browser just in case?

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Re: Uninstalling Firefox on LMDE 4

Post by Koning Mint »

Keran3066 wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:47 pm
When I try to uninstall Firefox it uninstalls it and installs Firefox-esr
When I uninstall firefox-esr it installs epiphany I browser
When I uninstall epiphany-browser it installs Firefox-esr
If I install Firefox then I can uninstall the esr version without installing other packages

I have Chrome installed and I just want to use chrome.
Anyone can solve my problem?

Thanks

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sudo apt-get remove firefox
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Re: Uninstalling Firefox on LMDE 4

Post by xenopeek »

A clue is that apt-cache showpkg firefox says Firefox provides the virtual packages gnome-www-browser and www-browser. Querying with apt-cache showpkg gnome-www-browser shows that Cinnamon requires a package installed that provides this virtual package and the browsers that do so are firefox, firefox-esr, epiphany-browser and chromium.

To not have to uninstall Cinnamon because you're removing Firefox, APT installs a replacement that meets the requirements of Cinnamon.

Because Google Chrome isn't in the Debian repositories it doesn't meet this requirement.

The least effort solution would be to keep one of the mentioned browsers installed, say as a backup browser. It doesn't take system resources other than a bit of disk space when you don't use it. Alternative you'd have to make some dummy package that provides gnome-www-browser so you can install that to satisfy the Cinnamon package requirements but I don't know if that will cause any problems.
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Re: Uninstalling Firefox on LMDE 4

Post by pbear »

Interesting problem, never would have guessed.

Keran3066, of those, Epiphany has the smallest footprint and receives the fewest updates, so probably the best fit for your situation. Maybe even worth setting up as a backup browser. That's what I use it for.

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Re: Uninstalling Firefox on LMDE 4

Post by DAMIEN1307 »

To get rid of firefox altogether run the following code in your terminal, just copy and paste...DAMIEN

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sudo apt purge firefox*
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