Slow snap build on Ubuntu Core device

Luther Goh Lu Feng elfgoh at
Tue Jan 10 16:02:03 UTC 2017

Oops sorry! I totally forgot that this isnt classical Ubuntu! Ignore my last message please!

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:49 PM, Luther Goh Lu Feng <elfgoh at> wrote:
Based on the screenshot, your download speed for the packages seems to be very slow. Perhaps you want to use a faster mirror.

Maybe you can try netselect-apt as mentioned here[1]. HTH. Thanks.

-- Luther


On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:41 PM, Alan Pope <alan.pope at> wrote:
On 10 January 2017 at 15:28, XiaoGuo Liu <xiaoguo.liu at> wrote:
> Currently, I am try to build armhf snap on Raspberry Pi device. I find that
> the build process is extremely slow, and sometimes, it shows that it will
> take more than 1 hour to get it down. I cannot set up the VPN on the device
> for now. May I know whether there is any way to change the source of the
> download on the board?

For archive packages being slow (as you have) I use apt-cacher-ng on
my laptop. It caches the debs making snapcraft builds much faster.

Alternatively, push it to launchpad and build there?

Alan Pope
Community Manager

Canonical - Ubuntu Engineering and Services
+44 (0) 7973 620 164
alan.pope at

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