Filter out snaps from GNOME Software

Bug #1774617 reported by Ads20000 on 2018-06-01
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

An option should be provided in Software & Updates to filter out snaps from GNOME Software. Perhaps this should also affect the command-line (just as disabling restricted and multiverse would affect the command-line). Perhaps a dialogue box should be created when turning off snaps and the dialogue should ask whether to remove snapd entirely (first removing the snaps) or to set the refresh timer to monthly ( which is as close to turning it off as possible, timer CLI is here: ), or to remove all snaps, or just to remove them from GNOME Software (for snaps, this could just hide apps that have their source listed as 'Snap Store').

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: software-properties-gtk
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-22.24-generic 4.15.17
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-22-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: communitheme:ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Fri Jun 1 10:33:24 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-08-03 (301 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" - Release amd64 (20170412)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-properties
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2018-04-22 (40 days ago)

Ads20000 (ads20000) wrote :
description: updated
affects: software-properties (Ubuntu) → gnome-software (Ubuntu)
Will Cooke (willcooke) on 2018-07-03
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

$ sudo apt remove gnome-software-plugin-snap

Ads20000 (ads20000) wrote :

Fair, could this be provided as a graphical toggle just like how different Ubuntu repositories can be enabled/disabled via a GUI?

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

I've reassigned it to software-properties - that is where those settings live.

affects: gnome-software (Ubuntu) → software-properties (Ubuntu)
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