CUPS in a snap: avahi-daemon needed

Jim Hodapp jim.hodapp at
Wed Jan 25 18:43:43 UTC 2017

I'm not exactly sure how functional it is in the snapweb package, but you
can see that snapweb does package and use avahi to provide the ability to
type a mdns address into a browser to get to the snapweb store by default:

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 12:29 PM, Till Kamppeter <till.kamppeter at>

> Hi,
> I am currently snapping CUPS (both for server and for desktop/phone
> printing needs) and testing it on Ubuntu Core.
> Here I have found out that there is no avahi-daemon (which CUPS needs for
> sharing local printers and for discovering remote network printers.
> Now I want to know what I have to do. Is there already a snap of
> avahi-daemon? How can I make it a dependency of the CUPS snap? What have I
> to do with the CUPS snap so that I can actually use the avahi-daemon snap?
> If there is no avahi-daemon snap, do I need to ship avahi-daemon with the
> CUPS snap?
> Is there anyone who needs avahi-daemon for his snap and has solved the
> problem already? If yes, how?
>    Till
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