Thinking of installing snap on Debian due to scarcity of snap packages for armhf

Mark Shuttleworth mark at
Tue Jan 3 09:12:47 UTC 2017

On 03/01/17 10:24, Luther Goh Lu Feng wrote:
> This has lead me to wonder if a deploying snap on top of a classic install, say Debian, is a much better idea, at least in the short term, before the snap ecosystem is sufficiently matured and mainstream. Any thoughts on this? Thanks

Snaps on Ubuntu Classic or Debian are a nice way to transition, yes,
until all the snaps are in place for your device. If you are shipping
many devices to the field, then the management cost of a pure-snap
approach should be dramatically lower than the cost of a mixed
classic+snap approach.


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