Warning: Snapcraft 7 credential incompatibility with `ubuntu-image` and `snap download`

Just a warning to Ubuntu Core device builders out there of an incompatibility between Snapcraft 7 credentials generated with snapcraft export-login and using them with snap download and ubuntu-image (at least with snapd version 2.56.2).

There are several bugs already captured for this incompatibility

and forum post for workaround: Not able to download snap at required revision to build image

In the meantime, you can generate credentials by switching back to snapcraft 6, e.g: snap switch --channel 6.x/stable snapcraft; snap refresh snapcraft, generate credentials and then use those with ubuntu-image and/or snap download.

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Thanks, you can switch and refresh in one step:

snap refresh --channel 6.x/stable snapcraft

  • Daniel