Zygoon's Corner

snapstore issues

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evolution of an informal protocol
When the snappy store first came to be it was initially populated by a small group of people working on the very first snaps. It was like a small family and everyone knew each other. The wild-west feeling remained for many months as you could pop in an internal or public IRC channel and ask one of the store developers or store administrators for a favour and get an instant response.

case study snapd on centos

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building snapd on centos in 10 minutes
Yesterday I decided to build snapd for CentOS 7. Originally titled the post “… in ten minutes” but the process took more like an hour to complete as I wanted to fix some rough edges I found along the way. One day later the improvements and bug fixes I had made are merged upstream and I can tell my story. Preparations All of the instructions that follow were done on a stock CentOS 7 installation, running kernel 3.

state of classic confinement

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The next step of the first step into snaps
Classic? Before we can discuss today’s topic I need to untangle a rather confusing concept. Snapd cares about naming a lot. We really try to do our best to name things in a consistent and clear way. We don’t like to create error messages from hell and force the user to google crap to understand what the computer just said. Well, we didn’t get one thing right though: the term classic, currently, may refer to:

state of snapd support across distros

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The story about getting snappy into other distributions
A while ago I compiled a wiki page that documents where are we with support of snapd on various popular distributions. Unfortunately the table there may look a bit bleak. Apart from Ubuntu and Debian most of the other distributions don’t ship snapd today. Since a few people were asking me about this (after all I was supposed to get this to work). I think some explanations are in order.

new corner

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I’ve decided to abandon blogger and switch to Hugo. This move was long overdue but I always lacked the time to investigate what to switch to. As you can see I finally made the hop and I don’t want to look back. Over the next few days I will copy all the content from blogger and splice it here (conditions apply). If you actually bookmarked my old blog please update your bookmark to point it at https://new.