Python2 plugin deprecated, but new plugin not documented?

David Callé david.calle at
Sun Oct 2 14:20:55 UTC 2016

On 02/10/2016 16:05, Marco Ceppi wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to do another clean build of my snap, this is a 0 change
> build, but I've got a few problems. After updating to the latest
> snapcraft (2.18.1), I'm getting a few new error messages and a snap
> that's 1/2 the size but no longer works.
> > "grade" property not specified: defaulting to "stable"
> The only reference I can find to grade anywhere is a bug requesting it
> be implemented
> > DEPRECATED: The 'python2' plugin's functionality has been replaced
> by the 'python' plugin, and it will soon be removed.
> However, does not list the
> python plugin.
> Finally, my snap is 1/2 the size (woot) but does not work.
> Dependencies which were being brought in previously are no longer
> showing up. I'm not sure if this is because I should be using the new
> python plugin or if something else has changed.
> I'll be trying to chase down the last issue, but it's hard without
> documentation for the first two.

Hi Marco,

that doc is on its way to the site. In the meantime, you can run
`snapcraft help python`.


> Marco

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