Cant build snaps with snapcraft when snap store is down

Bug #1921397 reported by Bugra Aydogar
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Snapcraft
Triaged
Critical
Chris Patterson

Bug Description

Hi,

As a snap developer, when there is a problem with Snap Store connection, it is not possible to re-build the snaps with `snapcraft` command.

Snapcraft always tries to connect and get/check updates from the store and when the store connection is broken, it blocks all development cycle.

As a workaround, a snap developer could use;
`sudo touch /run/.containerenv`

Although, it could be an expected behaviour to check if there are some updates from the store, in case of connection issues (assuming already have required packages), snapcraft should proceed the operation.

Tags: craft-3
Changed in snapcraft:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Critical
assignee: nobody → Chris Patterson (cjp256)
Revision history for this message
Sergio Schvezov (sergiusens) wrote :

Scenarios:
- build-snaps
  if the build-snap entries did not change, then noop
- base
  once bootstrapped, no more queries should go on. Manifest generation should use
  our stored values or local queries
- desktop extensions
  can be improved by adding injection logic, no need to refresh if already installed
- if snapcraft and the base are not injected
  don't try to refresh unless the channel has changed (only really applicable
  for snapcraft developers)

tags: added: craft-3
affects: snapcraft → ubuntu
Paul White (paulw2u)
affects: ubuntu → snapcraft
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