Guidance on deprecating debs for snaps

Adam Stokes adam.stokes at
Thu Aug 18 12:16:15 UTC 2016

I spoke with Steve Langasek about this a bit ago and the solution he
mentioned was to convert your deb package into basically a stub package
that prints a debconf note guiding the user to install the updated apps via
`snap install`.

On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 7:38 AM Mark Shuttleworth <mark at> wrote:

> Policy for non-core apps is that newer versions should be provided as
> snaps, LTS-released versions should be maintained as debs (but not
> updated to newer versions).
> By non-core I mean anything that is not in the ubuntu-core snap.
> By apps I mean things that would make a natural snap or (in the case of
> libraries) snapcraft part.
> So Marco is exactly right to ask this question now, since we need to
> evolve a best practice for how to socialize that there is a newer
> version of the software available as a snap.
> Mark
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