When I do
apt-get install chromium-browser
it downloads some .deb file, and then installs a snap package:
Selecting previously unselected package chromium-browser. (Reading database ... 227048 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../chromium-browser_77.0.3865.120-0ubuntu1~snap1_amd64.deb ... => Installing the chromium snap ==> Checking connectivity with the snap store ==> Installing the chromium snap Warning: /snap/bin was not found in your $PATH. If you've not restarted your session since you installed snapd, try doing that. Please see https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/9469 for more details. chromium 78.0.3904.70 from Canonical✓ installed => Snap installation complete Unpacking chromium-browser (77.0.3865.120-0ubuntu1~snap1) ... Setting up chromium-browser (77.0.3865.120-0ubuntu1~snap1) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.63ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.32.0-1ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu1) ... (base) keddad@keddad:~$
But I didn't ask it to get me chromium via snap, I wanted to get a normal .deb package. It works, after all, but it just feels wrong. If I want to get a snap, I use snap, not apt. Why such behavior is considered normal?