get-iplayer Snap

Paul Groves paul.groves.787 at
Mon Mar 18 16:25:33 UTC 2019


There is an official deb repository for get_iplayer which I am happy to 
report is working fine. The get_iplayer site advises that the snap 
should not be used.

Still looking into other issues. It seems like the developers have 
either not at all included or have included poor support for the 
permissions of the snaps.

I understand that snaps are new(ish) but should packages really be 
released on the main software center repos if they do not work 
immediately after installation?


On 16/03/2019 09:23, Oliver Grawert wrote:
> hi,
> Am Freitag, den 15.03.2019, 21:47 +0000 schrieb Paul Groves:
>> Hi.
>> I have installed the snap
> you will find more snap specific support at
> (i think even the author of this snap is there)
> if you want to remove the snap version to use a deb packaged one, you
> can just use the snap remove command
>> It seems every snap I try is broken:
>> Arduino cannot access serial ports
>> Audacity cannot access sound cards
> snap packages use interfaces to communicate with the hardware or other
> privileged parts of the system (similar to how apps work on android or
> IOS), if the author of a snap did not ask for auto-connection of these
> interfaces you have to do that manually ... snaps have a UI tool
> integrated in the Software Center, you can either set the permissions
> there or via the "snap interfaces/snap connect" commands.
> ciao
> 	oli

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