Updating snapd in debian


I’ve been working on updating the version of snapd in Debian (because of the stretch freeze it is currently the rather out-of-date 2.21). I have updating packaging in git https://anonscm.debian.org/git/collab-maint/snapd.git/log/?h=debian-2.27 (source package and build logs also in http://people.canonical.com/~mwh/snapd-for-debian/).

The package builds but I haven’t tested that they in fact work yet.

I also have a feeling that the package includes various binaries and systemd units that only make sense for an all-snaps system and so should be excluded. In particular I think I should exclude these files:


and maybe the udev rules. Can someone look through the file list (in the build log, or at http://paste.ubuntu.com/25287571/) and tell me if there is anything else to leave out?


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You should take a look at my packaging spec for snapd for Fedora, which contains instructions on what I stripped that was Ubuntu Core specific, including a comprehensive file list.

That should be a helpful aid for what you’re trying to accomplish.

I agree with @Conan_Kudo – my quick look yields the following list of files to remove from all classic distributions:

-rw-r--r-- root/root       193 2017-08-10 21:03 ./lib/systemd/system/snap-repair.service
-rw-r--r-- root/root       221 2017-08-10 21:03 ./lib/systemd/system/snap-repair.timer
-rw-r--r-- root/root       192 2017-08-10 21:03 ./lib/systemd/system/snapd.autoimport.service
-rw-r--r-- root/root       368 2017-08-10 21:03 ./lib/systemd/system/snapd.core-fixup.service
-rw-r--r-- root/root       474 2017-08-10 21:03 ./lib/systemd/system/snapd.system-shutdown.service
-rw-r--r-- root/root       157 2017-08-10 21:03 ./lib/udev/rules.d/66-snapd-autoimport.rules
-rwxr-xr-x root/root   2249136 2017-08-10 21:03 ./usr/lib/snapd/snap-repair
-rwxr-xr-x root/root      2273 2017-08-10 21:03 ./usr/lib/snapd/snapd.core-fixup.sh
-rwxr-xr-x root/root    750616 2017-08-10 21:03 ./usr/lib/snapd/system-shutdown

In addition I think we can finally put this to rest:

lrwxrwxrwx root/root         0 2017-08-10 21:03 ./usr/bin/ubuntu-core-launcher -> ../lib/snapd/snap-confine

Thanks for that, I’ve uploaded 2.27.1-1 now. There are couple more bugs it would be good to fix (like not breaking totally if apparmor is enabled!) and I guess 2.27.2 soon.

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