Kernel plugin: Avoid redownloading os.snap on a local Git repo

Michał Sawicz michal.sawicz at
Mon Jan 9 19:32:16 UTC 2017

W dniu 08.01.2017 o 20:20, Dalton pisze:
> Is there any way to get Snapcraft to pull the git source of a kernel at
> every build without cleaning the entire build directory? 
> Currently, if I make a change to my kernel source (I'm using a source in
> '.' in my case) then commit it, Snapcraft simply ignores the changes
> since it has pulled the source previously, printing 'Skipping pull
> kernel (already ran)'. I have to run 'snapcraft clean' in order to get
> it to pull the (local) source again. Snapcraft then goes on and
> redownloads 'os.snap', a 60MB file, again. On a fast connection, this is
> no problem. I'm on a slightly slower connection that also has a data
> cap, so this is a waste of both time and bits.
> It seems like there are two ways to avoid this: A way to cache os.snap
> locally, or a way to have Snapcraft run 'git pull' to grab source
> changes into its working directory. Is either possible right now?

I *think* (may be wrong) that `snapcraft pull` can help here:

Michał Sawicz <michal.sawicz at>
Canonical Ltd.

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