Classic Confinement Request: ubuntustudio-system-installer


I would like to officially request approval for classic confinement for the snap package called ‘ubuntustudio-system-installer’ on behalf of Ubuntu Studio. It’s uploaded to my personal account since I’m having trouble coming up with a team account for Ubuntu Studio, but since I’m already a recognized uploader and have a seeded snap (freeshow). An initial package has been pushed to the store to the stable channel for testing purposes on the .iso image, with future pushes to the edge channel.

ubuntustudio-system-installer is our version of the Canonical template ubuntu-flavor-installer

ubuntu-flavor-installer is as the README states “the starting point for ubuntu flavors” i.e. where flavours who are migrating from another installer such as Ubiquity to Canonical’s new snap installer ubuntu-desktop-installer. All flavours using this template has ubuntu-desktop-installer as its basis. The ubuntu-desktop-installer snap is classic confined and all installers based on this similarly need to be classic confined due to how it operates.

The reasoning for this request is that Ubuntu Studio wishes to migrate to the new installer for the 24.04 LTS release. We currently already have the GitHub repo replicating into Launchpad, and post-classic approval will wire in the bits between Launchpad and the store itself automatically. Granting this request will allow us to include ubuntustudio-system-installer in our seeds subject to working with the release team to make the necessary changes to livecd-rootfs.

Note: Much of the above is the copy-paste of the Ubuntu Budgie Installer Request highly edited for Ubuntu Studio’s needs. We are following Ubuntu Budgie’s lead on this as they have plowed the way with their successful implementation of this installer.

Thank you in advance for your time!

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Due to the existing long-standing precedent of classic confinement for Ubuntu Flavor installer snaps based on the official ubuntu-flavor-installer project, I have added this as an official supported category for classic confinement going forward.

As such, the requirements for classic confinement for ubuntustudio-system-installer are understood.

To my knowledge, the publisher has not been vetted previously so I will start that process now.


I have verified the publisher - classic confinement override for ubuntustudio-system-installer has now been granted. Thanks.

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