CUPS in a snap: avahi-daemon needed

Kyle Fazzari kyle.fazzari at
Wed Jan 25 18:52:44 UTC 2017

Well there's a difference between using avahi and just broadcasting mDNS
yourself, which is what I believe snapweb does, correct?

On 01/25/2017 10:43 AM, Jim Hodapp wrote:
> 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 <mailto:till.kamppeter at>> wrote:
>     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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Kyle Fazzari (kyrofa)
Software Engineer
Canonical Ltd.
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