It is possible that this happened because of the recent Firefox update (from 64.something, to 66.0.2) which claimed that it couldn't download the update by itself, so it asked me to do it manually.
I'll spare the details about the things i did and tried, but the current state of things is this.
apt remove firefox claims there is nothing to remove, because package
firefox is not installed. The latest installation of Firefox that i made was through
The problem manifests itself in the way that the same Firefox shortcut (the main menu), or also the
firefox command ran from terminal, sometimes runs the wrong/other Firefox. I can tell them apart because they have different plugins installed, and i'm signed into one of them. Basically different user configuration. And it's not that it just sometimes doesn't read my user configuration and gives me a default Firefox; both versions have been customised.
The are both reporting to be 66.0.2 64-bit.
The first time i noticed this, i simply removed the
snap one, but then the
firefox command did not work anymore, and neither did the main menu shortcut. So i don't know how i would run the other one, or even if i actually do have two installed, or just the one installation is sometimes reading two profiles.
How do i find out where these two different versions are coming from, and how do i get rid of one of them?
/home/<username>/.themes/Zafiro-icons-0.7.4/apps/scalable/firefox-bin.svg /snap/firefox/198/firefox-bin /snap/firefox/198/firefox-bin.sig
dpkg -l | grep firefoxsays:
rc firefox 66.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 amd64 Safe and easy web browser from Mozilla ii firefox-locale-en 66.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 amd64 English language pack for Firefox ii unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks 0.1+13.10.20130809.1-0ubuntu1 all Firefox bookmarks scope for Unity
snap listreports, among other programs:
firefox 66.0.2-1 198 stable mozilla✓