[FREEDOM ISSUE] snapd - linked to external source
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Description

Package: snapd
Tag: [uses-nonfree]
Reference: -
Short description: After installing snapd it is possible to install packages from an external source (the Snap store)
Proposed solution: patch
Replacement: -
Notes: You can add and remove sources with snapd, so it should be possible to patch it to not include the Snap store by default.

d3vid created this task.May 10 2018, 12:16 PM
mladen lowered the priority of this task from "95" to "Freedom Issue".May 15 2018, 9:10 AM

What is the purpose of snapd other than to download packages from external sources?

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d3vid added a comment.Aug 8 2018, 2:40 PM

It is a package manager. You can use it to install a .snap file (snap package) that you have downloaded by some other means, or that you have built yourself locally:

From https://docs.snapcraft.io/build-snaps/your-first-snap#install-the-snap :

Now that everything needed for the hello app to run has been packaged inside a snap. You can install it locally.

The --dangerous flag needs to be used here because your snap has not been signed.

$ sudo snap install hello_2.10_*.snap --dangerous
hello 2.10 installed

Congratulations, you’ve just made and installed your first snap!

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