Snaps to invoke external processes

Gustavo Niemeyer gustavo.niemeyer at
Tue Nov 22 14:38:21 UTC 2016

The problem is that snapd works in environments where the dependencies to
make the browser-launcher work aren't available.

The right fix is probably to make it a dependency of one of the debs that
are always installed on a normal desktop system, whether snapd is there or
not. It's a very minimal piece of software.

On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 5:21 AM, Mark Shuttleworth <mark at> wrote:

> On 22/11/16 06:46, Didier Roche wrote:
> > Le 22/11/2016 à 05:43, Spencer Parkin a écrit :
> >> Well, actually, not unless the customer also installs
> >> snapd-xdg-open.  Why is it an add-on?  Why not just make it part of
> >> snapd?
> >
> > I gues the idea was to keep it as a separate daemon and have the
> > implementation which can easily change.
> > The "why it's not installed by default" was the reason why I CCed
> > Michael yesterday. I hope he will answer here.
> Seems to me that we want a predictable result for all snap users,
> otherwise we make installation instructions for snaps unnecessarily
> complex.
> Mark
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