Having some trouble installing Snappy Ubuntu

Werner Terreblanche werner.terreblanche at gmail.com
Sat Oct 24 06:03:43 UTC 2015

Hi Mark.   Thanks for your quick reply.   I could not help noticing your
name.  I presume you're probably not really the same Mark Shuttleworth
that's been to space, or are you.   :)

On Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 6:36 PM, Mark Shuttleworth <mark at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> On 24/10/15 14:14, Werner Terreblanche wrote:
> > Also, while I'm here with the rest of the Snappy experts...    the reason
> > why I want to try Snappy is because I've developed an app which currently
> > can run on Rasbian and X86 Ubuntu.      I thought it would be cool to get
> > it to work with Snappy Ubuntu.   However the things I'm a bit unsure
> > of.....     will I be able to do things like "aplay" and espeak.   As I
> > understand it, Snappy does not support the apt-get method, so does that
> > mean its not possible to install apps like espeak at all?
> With snappy, you'll bundle all the dependencies (like aplay and espeak)
> into a single "snap" and ship that as a single thing. That way, changes
> from us don't interfere with your application at all. The easiest way to
> do that is with a tool called snapcraft, take a look at that first then
> feel free to ask more questions here!
> One thing to be aware of; snappy is designed to stop applications from
> peeking at things that haven't been explicitly given to them, even if
> they are running as root. So if you need access to hardware, you'll need
> to say so explicitly in your snap. You'll definitely want a hand with
> that part, join one of the snappy clinics. We're working on a tool which
> will automatically advise you what permissions you need to allocate your
> snap, and also to make hardware management easier.
> But, once you get all those details squared away, snappy means you ship
> what you want when you want it, no matter what happens to any
> dependencies you count on.
> Mark
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