Deprecation notices


#1

This document contains a list of snapcraft deprecation notices and recommendations:

  • DN1: The snap keyword has been replaced by prime
  • DN2: Custom plugins should now be placed in snap/plugins
  • DN3: Assets in setup/gui should now be placed in snap/gui
  • DN4: The history command has been renamed to `list-revisions
  • DN5: Aliases are now handled by the Snap Store, and shouldn’t be placed in the snap
  • DN6: Use of the snap command with a directory has been deprecated in favour of the pack command
  • DN7: The ‘prepare’ keyword has been replaced by ‘override-build’ (or override-pull)
  • DN8: The ‘build’ keyword has been replaced by ‘override-build’
  • DN9: The ‘install’ keyword has been replaced by ‘override-build’
  • DN10: The ‘version-script’ keyword has been replaced by `snapcraftctl set-version’

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#2

Ported from the legacy documentation.


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#3

Regarding DN7 - the ‘prepare’ keyword can also be replaced with override-pull depending on your requirements.


#4

thanks for the info! I’ll add it here and a note on the notification page.


#5

Propose adding dn10: deprecating the use of version-script.

It’s strongly recommended to either set version directly, else use adopt-info with snapcraftctl set-version part scriptlet for cases where it is to be dynamically generated.

The snapcraft PR to add it: https://github.com/snapcore/snapcraft/pull/2639/files


#6

Thanks for the heads-up - I’ll track the PR and add accordingly.