git clone and Launchpad build system

Gregory Lutostanski gregory.lutostanski at
Sat Mar 18 21:11:08 UTC 2017

Launchpad builders have an issue with git where they do not proxy that
connection, only https. Here the issue is that that github repo has
submodules specified with the git: url schema (and its doing a recursive
checkout of the source).

The bug is

As a workaround you can change the submodules to https: rather than git:
annoying indeed, that is what I had to go with personally. Dunno if anybody
else has other ideas.


On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 3:28 PM, Joseph Rushton Wakeling <
joseph.wakeling at> wrote:

> On 18/03/17 14:46, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
>> Is there an issue with using git source for parts of snap packages when
>> using
>> the Launchpad build system?  I'm having consistent build failures for
>> this;
>> originally I tried switching from `git://` URLS to `https://`, but I'm
>> still
>> seeing the same errors, see e.g.
>> u_xenial_amd64_ldc2_BUILDING.txt.gz:
> Still failing despite updating to make sure the `source-type` is
> explicitly specified as git.  The same snap package builds fine for me with
> a `snapcraft cleanbuild`.
> I'm a bit baffled here because I compared to the openhab snap, which also
> uses git source and seems to build fine in Launchpad:
> tree/snapcraft.yaml
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