ubuntu-app-platform updated to Qt 5.6.2

Alberto Mardegan alberto.mardegan at canonical.com
Tue Jan 31 15:39:20 UTC 2017

On 31/01/2017 18:21, Olivier Tilloy wrote:
> This is a bit tricky: when packaging a Qt application that uses the
> platform snap, snapcraft will use ldd to crawl the app’s binaries and
> will automagically add the libraries that it depends on to the
> resulting snap (those libs are taken from the host system).
> There is a way around that, but it’s rather counter-intuitive and
> error-prone: add the packages containing those libs to the list of
> stage-packages, then explicitly exclude them from the resulting snap
> using the prime/snap keyword. You won’t be able to exclude them if you
> didn’t include them through the stage packages first.

Actually, I found a simpler solution (not sure if it would work in all
cases): just explicitly list the files you need to be primed.


This works for our webapps, which consist only of the webapp-container
binary (and therefore are only about 600KB in size).


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