Linux 包管理:Snap

10/10/2017 Linux

# Snap

Easily Upgraded, Universal Linux Package

Snaps are containerised software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification.

Snapcraft is a command line tool used to build snaps. This guide details the recommended steps to get ready to build snaps.The easiest way to package your code as a snap is to use Snapcraft, which supports building from source and from existing packages, integrates into your CI process and handles publishing your snaps to the world.

# 1. Abstract

Snapcraft builds on top of tools like autotools, make, and cmake to create snaps fro people to install on Linux.

sudo apt-get install snapcraft

Here are some snap advantages that will benefit many C/C++ projects:

  • Installation: snap install myapp
  • Directly control the delivery of automatic application updates

# 2. DOSBox Snap

Snaps are defined in a single yaml file placed in the root of your project. The DOSBox example shows the entire snapcraft.yaml for a existing project.

name: dosbox
version: "0.74-svn"
summary: DOSBox
description: |
  DOSBox is a x86 emulator with Tandy/Hercules/CGA/EGA/VGA/SVGA graphics
  sound and DOS. It's been designed to run old DOS games under platforms that
  don't support it.

confinement: devmode

    command: dosbox

    plugin: autotools
    source-type: tar
      - g++
      - make
      - libsdl1.2-dev
      - libpng12-dev
      - libsdl-net1.2-dev
      - libsdl-sound1.2-dev
      - libasound2-dev

# Confinement

To get started, we won’t confine (opens new window) this application. Unconfined applications, specified with devmode , can only be released to the hidden “edge” channel where you and other developers can install them.

confinement: devmode

# Parts

Parts define how to build your application.

Before building the part, the dependencies listed as build-package are installed. More information of autotools plugin is given by command snapcraft help autotools .

# 3.Basic about Snap

# Install snap on Ubuntu

Ubuntu includes Snap by default starting with the 16.04LTS release, for the older 14.04LTS release or any flavor, you have to install it form the archive:

sudo apt install snap

# Using the snap command

Login with Ubuntu One Account (opens new window)

sudo snap login <youremail>

When you are logged in, find snaps in the snap store, and then you can install it using the snap name.

snap find hello
snap install hello-world
snap list # view details about installed snap

# 4.Snapcraft

# Setup LXD

LXD installation on Ubuntu is quite straightforward:

snap install
sudo lxd init
sudo usermod -g lxd ${USER}
#LXD requires that your user is in the lxd group.

# Test a container build

By now should be all set, we can test that everything is setup correctly with a few commands:

mkdir test-snapcraft
cd test-snapcraft
snapcraft init
snapcraft cleanbuild

# Build first snap

Snapcraft uses single text file to describe the entire build process for a snap:

vim test-snapcraft/snapcraft.yaml

To get start with a template, you can run snapcraft init , it wll create a new directory snap with a file named snapcraft.yaml , the final file looks like this:

name: hello
version: "2.10"
summary: GNU Hello, the "hello world" snap
description: GNU Hello prints a friendly greeting.
grade: stable
confinement: strict

    command: hello

    plugin: autotools

This is the only file needed in the directory, Snapcraft can use local source code or fetch everything needed to build the snap from remote sources.

# Run snapcraft

You can now build a snap out of your snapcraft.yaml by running snapcraft in the project directory:


After this process, the snap is now available in your directory.

$ ls
hello_2.10_amd64.snap  parts  snap  prime 
$ sudo snap install hello_2.10_amd64.snap --dangerous
hello 2.10 installed
$ hello
Hello, World!
$sudo snap remove dosbox
更新时间: 2020年5月14日星期四 11:27