Snap and Flatpak

Asked by RobertX on 2020-05-15

Just wondering: does Cubic save software installed by Flatpak or Snap, basically any program that doesn't include the Package Manager?

Thanks.

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Cubic PPA (cubic-wizard) said : #1

Robert,

I haven't been able to figure this out..

I know that you need services running in order to install snap packages, but chroot doesn't run services.

One user pointed out that installation was as simple as...

    1. Copy the snap package into the /snap directory
    2. Copy the snap's *.desktop file into /usr/share/applications or into /etc/skel/.local/usr/share/applications

(See https://bugs.launchpad.net/cubic/+bug/1843257/comments/8).

However, I haven't tried this, and am not sure it would work.

Note that on Cubic's terminal page, you can copy files by `cd`-ing into the target directory and then dragging the file(s) onto the window .

(I suspect there must be an "official" way of deploying snap packages, perhaps by including them in the ISO's `pool` directory and adding a corresponding preseed configuration???)

Can you help with this problem?

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