Guidance on deprecating debs for snaps

Mark Shuttleworth mark at
Thu Aug 18 16:39:46 UTC 2016

On 18/08/16 08:16, Adam Stokes wrote:
> 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`.

Right, in some cases we will actually want to convert folks from the one
to the other.

In others, we'll want to alert them that there is a newer version of the
app available in the other format, then handle the crossover cleanly
(i.e. snap install might also remove the deb).


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