Add parameter to cleanbuild to allow selection of a base image

Bug #1597952 reported by Matt Middleton
This bug affects 5 people
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Won't Fix
Michael Hudson-Doyle

Bug Description

the cleanbuild option should allow for an optional parameter to specify which image the generated container should be based up.

Tags: cleanbuild
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Sergio Schvezov (sergiusens) wrote :

What is the use case and how would it still be a cleanbuild?

Changed in snapcraft:
status: New → Incomplete
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Matt Middleton (mmiddleton) wrote :

The primary use case would be for building snaps for other versions of ubuntu. Upon release of Yakkety, snapcraft could be instructed to use a Xenial image in order to create a Xenial version of the snap.

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Leo Arias (elopio) wrote :

I think I would like this too. We could preload some build packages in the image, and then cleanbuild would be a lot faster.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Snapcraft because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in snapcraft:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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Alberto Mardegan (mardy) wrote :

As a side note, it might be a good idea considering also the possibility to specify non-Ubuntu base images (and therefore packages lists). Not that I would personally use this, but I think it might speed up the adoption of snaps among developers of other distros.

Changed in snapcraft:
status: Expired → Confirmed
tags: added: cleanbuild
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Galileo Sartor (lyzardking) wrote :

This could be useful to select a specific version of ubuntu for now.
If in the xenial repo the library I need is not up to date or the correct version
I could run snapcraft cleanbuild --release yakkety
and this would run a build on a clean yakkety vm.

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Felipe Reyes (freyes) wrote :

I implemented this adding a new config option to snapcraft.yaml (series)[0], but I'm not sure if this is the right way to do it, because some have said here that being able to set an arbitrary image is also a good idea. But the code is making assumptions about the OS[1].



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Michael Hudson-Doyle (mwhudson) wrote :

I have an implementation of this:

I’m waiting for to be merged first, which is waiting on snapcraft 2.35 to be released.

Changed in snapcraft:
assignee: nobody → Michael Hudson-Doyle (mwhudson)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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Luke Faraone (lfaraone) wrote :
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Sergio Schvezov (sergiusens) wrote :

cleanbuild is deprecated with bases.

Changed in snapcraft:
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
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