I am assistant at university and my job requires me to install various packages on all the new systems and keep them updated and in working condition. Sometimes the updates are not done for a long time and when they are updated after such a long-time they sometimes fail and bring lot of trouble
My question here is, is it possible or allowed to package a bundle snap that fetches other snap-applications and deb-packages and installs them (I have coe to know of snap advantages few days ago)
To demonstrate I give you an example, i need to install these pacakages such as matlab, jdk, netbeans-ide, vs-code, gedit, jupyter-notebook
instead of running a shell-script is it possible bundle these example packages under one name for example and push it on snap-store as private snap:
If I’m not mistaken, you’re looking for stage-snaps. E.g I’m having a private snap with nginx + Let’s Encrypt for doing some reverse proxying. Certbot (Let’s Encrypt) is bundled as a snap.
However, I think you’ll have to expose the apps through the pacakge, e.g to launche matlab through the terminal you’ll have to use data-labs.matlab. But you can simplify this with desktop launchers, or aliasing, but guess desktop launchers are easier to maintain and user friendly.