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#1 2021-12-17 18:28:53

STiAT
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[snap] Why isn't it official?

Hi there,

it's just out of curiosity - I didn't find any official stance on the topic or any information why snap isn't in the official repositories. Is there any information I couldn't find?

It's really a non-issue but only curiosity, the only thing I use which isn't in official repos is spotify which I use as flatpak (instead of aur), though, the non-availibility of snap made me curious as many other distributions support it officially.

//STi


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#2 2021-12-21 11:15:15

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Re: [snap] Why isn't it official?

I don't think it's so much about why they don't care about it, as it is about why they should care about it? smile

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#3 2021-12-21 11:24:08

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Re: [snap] Why isn't it official?

Well I can't find any actual statistics for the Snap Store, but the AUR has 72,064 packages. I doubt the Snap Store has that many packages available... So why would a distribution aimed at competent/experienced Linux users need Snaps when we have the AUR.

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#4 2021-12-21 11:37:58

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Re: [snap] Why isn't it official?

The usual reply - if no TU/developer is interested in maintaining something, it's not in the repos.


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#5 2022-01-06 17:48:22

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Re: [snap] Why isn't it official?

Snap solves a problem that arch doesn't really have. On top of that it's pretty controversial, and the people who use arch aren't really the type to be into snaps.


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#6 2022-01-06 17:53:46

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Re: [snap] Why isn't it official?

Padsworth wrote:

Snap solves a problem that arch doesn't really have.

I think the fact that it causes problems problems that arch doesn't have is also a pretty good reason for it to not be supported.

Last edited by Trilby (2022-01-06 17:54:03)


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#7 2022-01-06 18:51:06

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