Files OS Snap provides

Ben Howard ben.howard at
Thu Nov 5 22:30:11 UTC 2015

On 11/05/2015 07:10 AM, Stéphane Graber wrote:
> 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...).

Ask and you shall receive. As part of increasing Cloud Image
transparency, CPC will deliver this as part of 16.04.


Ben Howard
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