Managing base and other snappy apps
manik.taneja at canonical.com
Tue Jul 28 20:16:44 UTC 2015
On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 12:51 PM, Eystein Måløy Stenberg <
eystein.stenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the answers everyone!
> I will play a bit more given your input.
> webdm seems similar to what I had in mind, is the source code for it
> available somewhere?
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:snappy-dev/tools
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install snappy-tools bzr
$ bzr branch lp:webdm
> I'm in particular curious about the required security policies (I see it's
> a framework, not an app) and interaction with the snappy CLI manager (if
> that what it's using).
yes, you will need to work with Canonical to define custom security
policies for your framework
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 9:54 AM, Charles Butler <chuck at dasroot.net> wrote:
>> As a side note the webdm snap exists as a front end to snaps for snappy
>> and managing them.
>> It's a great resource for you to model after for your own front end. Hope
>> this helps, I'm pretty fresh on my voyage with snappy my self.
>> If you need additional help I know the fine people in #snappy on freenode
>> are a great complimentary companion to this mailing list.
>> All the best,
>> On Jul 23, 2015 10:21 PM, "Eystein Måløy Stenberg" <
>> eystein.stenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am new to Snappy, but have read much of the docs and tried it for a
>>> few hours.
>>> No problems and it looks simple so far, but I had a few questions about
>>> managing snaps.
>>> On  I get a feeling for how the base system itself is updated. But is
>>> this entirely managed with the "ubuntu-core" snap? So if I run "snappy
>>> update ubuntu-core" it will download a new image (if any) to the passive
>>> partition? Or are there other snaps that should be updated as part of the
>>> base system as well (I see "generic-amd64" which sounds like a base snap).
>>> Any other software that comprises a base system update?
>>> Furthermore, assuming base system update goes well, I should reboot to
>>> the other partition. Is there a preferred method do this (I see a
>>> --automatic-reboot option to snappy update) or will the regular "shutdown
>>> -r now" do the job well enough?
>>> Is there a way to see which snaps can be updated? I am looking for
>>> something similar to "apt-get -s upgrade". Or would this be the difference
>>> in version between "snappy list -v" and "snappy search"?
>>> Finally, is there a way for software to manage snaps, just like you can
>>> being logged in as superuser with the "snappy" command? I am planning to
>>> make an application that can update and manage snaps. Supposedly it would
>>> either need to be part of the base OS (which I guess is unlikely it would
>>> be allowed to) or it would have to be packaged as a snap with special
>>> privileges (perhaps as a framework)?
>>> Thanks for reading to the end and appreciate any help! :)
>>>  https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/snappy/guides/transactional-updates/
>>> Eystein Stenberg
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