Auto-connecting system-backup interface for ubuntu-package-manifest is a new strict snap command line utility to list installed packages and snaps on the host system and is used in conjunction with .

Discourse post describing it’s use case @ and source available @

I would like to request auto connecting of the system-backup interface for this snap. system-backup provides read-only access to the system via /var/lib/snapd/hostfs. This interface gives privileged access to system data. ubuntu-package-manifest reads /var/lib/snapd/hostfs/var/lib/dpkg/status and /var/lib/snapd/hostfs/var/lib/snapd/state.json only.

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bump on this request please.

@philroche in this case, since the snap only requires access to a few specific files, I think a system-files instance would be a better fit rather than the entirety of hostfs that is provided via system-backup - can you please change ubuntu-package-manifest and we can pursue auto-connect of that instead?

@alexmurray I’ll try that. Thanks

@philroche, were you able to get your snap working with system-files?

@philroche ping, can you please provide the requested information?

@philroche - can you update on the status of this wrt system-files?

@philroche since we’ve not heard back from you, we are removing this request from our review queue. When you have more time to respond, simply do so here and we can add the request back to the queue. Thanks