Snapcraft as post-build operation?

Fabio Colella fcole90 at
Wed Jun 8 04:07:54 UTC 2016

An in addition, if you are really not able to use snapcraft for building
your project, you could prepare your binaries and then use the copy plugin
to put them inside the snap together with some script to handle environment
variables and/or architecture

Cheers, Fabio

On Tue, 7 Jun 2016, 21:37 Mark Shuttleworth, <mark at> wrote:

> On 08/06/16 04:30, Adam wrote:
> > Am I trying to put a square peg in a round hole? If what I am doing
> > seems feasible, where do I start? Can I setup the yaml file to just cp
> > files over from my output directory and then build up the contents of
> > my snap that way?
> Yes, you can definitely do that.
> The simplest way to think of a snap is as a directory with ALL your app
> files and dependencies underneath it.
> There's also a set of directories you can write to.
> The rest of the system is read-only to your app, so the most tricky
> piece will be teaching your app only to write where it is allowed to
> write, and to look for dependencies underneath its own directory.
> Snapcraft does its best to juggle things for apps following common
> conventions so that all of this magically happens without changing the
> source code, but it does have its limits particularly for ornery
> in-house codebases.
> We have always managed to *make* a snap under your circumstances, it
> just sometimes requires a little twisting of the bits.
> Is that enough guidance for you to get started?
> Mark
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