I have an issue with the auto-refresh functionality for Firefox on multiple machines.
Important to state and different from other topics: this is not an issue due to a in parallel opened Firefox application.
Other snaps auto-refresh behaviour is ok.
After a fresh boot, snapd is looking for some update and not updating Firefox although snap refresh --list shows the existing update.
I know about phased updates but this behaviour happens for a couple of days until I manually refresh Firefox.
I checked the journal and found, before the actual auto refresh happens, some lines which tell for the storehelper the following:
`storehelper.go:773: cannot refresh: snap has no updates available: **list of snaps but without firefox**`
When the actual auto-refresh happens, the list of snaps includes Firefox. Nevertheless the update is not done.
Any hints what’s going on here?
Phased updates should not delay the update for a couple of days / weeks, therefore I don’t think that this issue is related to phased updates.
I experience the same issue and I suspect it may still be related to the throttling mechanism that is specific to firefox updates, as described in comment #21 of this bug report:
Perhaps this issue only affects a small number of users, but since there are obvious security implications for delayed browser updates I hope this bug will be resolved sooner rather than later. Until then, I make sure to manually close and refresh firefox at least once a week.