Something weird is happening with the epiphany browser (gnome web). A few days ago, it stopped working. I can still see the icon, though:
Unfortunately, clicking the icon does not trigger the opening of the browser.
The odd behavior does not end here. If I try to remove it on the shell, it does not work:
~$ sudo apt-get remove epiphany-browser Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package 'epiphany-browser' is not installed, so not removed
I even tried to re-install it with:
~$ sudo apt-get update -y ~$ sudo apt-get install -y epiphany-browser
Now, there is a second epiphanny going on!
Fortunately, the second epiphany (the new one) works!
Finally, there is another weird thing. I tried to remove epiphany hoping that both of them would be removed.
Nonetheless, after doing the following only the newest one was removed! The old one which does not work was kept.
$ sudo apt-get remove epiphany-browser Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: epiphany-browser-data Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it. The following packages will be REMOVED: epiphany-browser 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded. After this operation, 3.922 kB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 244712 files and directories currently installed.) Removing epiphany-browser (3.36.4-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.1-1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu3) ...
Does anyone know why this is happening? Is there a way to fix it?
==== UPDATE ====
(@Terrance suggested putting the output of snap list. I think he found the problem).
The output of snaplist is:
~$ snap list Name Version Rev Tracking Publisher Notes code 054a9295 65 latest/stable vscode✓ classic core 16-2.50.1 11167 latest/stable canonical✓ core core18 20210507 2066 latest/stable canonical✓ base epiphany 3.36.4-4-gc6d3adbdac 76 latest/stable jbicha - gnome-3-28-1804 3.28.0-19-g98f9e67.98f9e67 145 latest/stable canonical✓ - gnome-3-34-1804 0+git.3556cb3 72 latest/stable/… canonical✓ - gtk-common-themes 0.1-52-gb92ac40 1515 latest/stable/… canonical✓ - snap-store 3.38.0-63-g766b86f 542 latest/stable/… canonical✓ - snapd 2.50.1 12057 latest/stable canonical✓ snapd