Files OS Snap provides

Stéphane Graber stgraber at
Thu Nov 5 14:10:26 UTC 2015

On Thu, Nov 05, 2015 at 01:03:18PM +0100, Alexander Sack wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 12:38 PM, John Lenton <john.lenton at> wrote:
> > On 4 November 2015 at 06:29, Mark Shuttleworth <mark at> wrote:
> >> We do, it's called "Ubuntu Server" ;)
> >
> > Um... if this is what Snappy Ubuntu Core needs to be, we need to go
> > back and check; as I understand it we started from the *core* seed,
> > not the server seed, and have been adding and removing things with ---
> > as far as I know, but don't take my word for it --- very little
> > oversight beyond the technical.
> >
> > The diff today, in xenial, between snappy core and server is
> > interesting: ignoring the versions and libraries, you get
> >
> >
> > Do we need to fix this?
> The manifest of server is an installer image and doesn't even have ssh
> etc., so its a bad starting point for finding a good base to
> consolidate around ...
> Much better is to align LXD and core first (as both are kernel-less
> rootfs'es) and then see how we can derive the other images from there
> with at minimal changes.
> Could you make a diff of core vs. LXD manifest and also compare the
> footprint of those two?
>  - Alexander

LXD is using the cloud image as its base, cloud image without kernel and
bootloader that is.

Example manifest for wily:

Ignore the kernel and bootloader related packages from this manifest as
they're not included in the root.tar.xz tarball which we're using. Might
be worth having CPC publish a root.manifest too for clarity (at the cost
of yet another file in that directory...).

Stéphane Graber
Ubuntu developer
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