Snapcraft how-to guides

If you have a specific goal, but are already familiar with snapcraft (after following a tutorial, for example), our How-to guides have more in-depth detail than our tutorials and can be applied to a broader set of applications.

Our How-to guides help you achieve an end result but may require you to understand and adapt the steps to fit your specific requirements.

How-to-guides Get stuff done
Snapcraft quickstart The steps required to create , build and publish a snap
Build a checklist Gather everything you need to build a snap
Iterate over a build Check build state, view logs, and probe environment variables
Classic confinement Build snaps with classic confinement

Alternatively, our tutorials section contain step-by-step tutorials to help outline what Snapcraft is capable of while helping you achieve specific aims, such as installing Snapcraft and building your first snap.

Take a look at our Reference section when you need to know which options can be used, what functions the API supports, which rescue modes are supported and the contents of gadget.yaml,

Finally, for a better understanding of how Snapcraft works, and how it can be used and configured, our Explanation section enable you to expand your knowledge and become better at building snaps with Snapcraft.