Problems trying to create a snap package for bioinformatics tools
leo.arias at canonical.com
Wed Nov 30 22:32:39 UTC 2016
On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 3:09 AM, Gordon Ball <gordon at chronitis.net> wrote:
> * Trying to run any of the binaries gives the error
> failed to create user data directory. errmsg: Permission denied
> This is presumably related to #1592696, but in this case $HOME is on
> an NFS mount under /mnt. Probably an uncommon case, but this probably
> isn't the only such configuration.
This is https://bugs.launchpad.net/snappy/+bug/1594904
Feel free to subscribe to that one and leave a comment with your use case.
> * The package contains multiple binaries, and the links in /snap/bin
> are named, eg `cufflinks.cuffdiff`, which makes them incompatible with
> existing scripts. Additionally, I can't declare `apps:` keys with
> underscores in them, so some come out completely misnamed.
This is work in progress:
> Snap packages are potentially quite useful for scientific tools with odd
> sets of dependencies - where confinement is not an issue, but it
> provides a much easier way to handle private library versions, etc.
I agree :)
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