Kernel Snap for 16.04

Manik Taneja manik at
Mon Nov 23 20:58:01 UTC 2015

Just wanted to say great work guys. This is essential to everything snappy
and helps the kernel snap conversations move along to a PoC!


On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 7:56 AM, Tim Gardner <tim.gardner at>

> Gents - I've got a prototype for a 16.04 kernel snap (git://
> There are a bunch of branches
> with (hopefully) self explanatory names. I'm having a bit of difficulty
> with armhf because 'snappy build' really doesn't work well in armhf QEMU,
> and running an amd64 instance of 'snappy build' to package armhf doesn't
> work so well either. I did verify a week or so ago that building armhf on a
> native platform worked, but it takes quite awhile.
> Some development notes - your best bet is to use Xenial, though
> amd64-from-deb-16.04 and i386-from-deb-16.04 can be built from Trusty. Any
> of the armhf builds require Xenial. I've tried to ensure that all required
> packages are detected and installed, but as I haven't gone back and started
> with a pristine Xenial, I'm sure I've missed something.
> I tried using an LXC container, but there are some (likely solvable)
> issues with mounting /proc and /sys. I chose to ignore them for now.
> Eventually I'll collapse all of the *-from-deb-16.04 branches into one,
> but the example of building from source is different enough that it'll
> likely always remain separate.
> rtg
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