Snap does not respect directory settings


#21

Refer https://github.com/ubuntu/snapcraft-desktop-helpers/pull/103 for more details.

This is a remote part used at build time. The fix is released, and we’ve rebuilt all the snaps we maintain to take advantage of the fix. If there is a specific snap you’d like to see the fix in, I’d suggest filing a bug requesting a rebuild of the snap.


#22

The issue with extra folders seems to be fixed, libreoffice snap doesn’t create the folders. I installed other snaps and they didn’t create extra folders too.

Ubuntu 18.04    
Package: snapd
Version: 2.32.9+18.04

#23

I am still having the problem. Installed inkscape and, after first launch, english locale home folders were created in my spanish locale installation.


#24

Contact the maintainer to rebuild the package and it should be fixed.


#25

I forgot to mention that my /home is in another drive now, maybe it’s related to that somehow? I don’t know, let’s wait for more feedback.


#26

Hello @kenvandine, can you check this? I believe that you were the one that made some commits on GitHub.

Looks like some people still experience the issue. It’s working for me now, but I have /home on a different drive. Before 18.04 I tested on the same drive and had this issue too.

Thank you.


#27

What version is your snapd?

Open a terminal and type

apt version snapd
and Enter

This info might be useful when a dev see this post.


#28

nope, please use the snap version command instead. The deb version of snapd does not tell you what the actually running version is since (at least on Ubuntu) snapd re-execs itself to the binary shipped in the core snap.


#29

Just tested on Linux Mint, no issues, no extra folders.

snap version
snap       2.33.1
snapd      2.33.1
series     16
linuxmint  19
kernel     4.15.0-24-generic

But again, my /home is in another drive, I don’t know how it will behave in the same drive.