Build and package with Snap

Issue #52 open
Kevin Zheng created an issue

As suggested by Martin Wimpress:
http://snapcraft.io/

Comments (5)

  1. Kevin Zheng reporter

    From Martin email:

    I suggest you start by creating a snapcraft.yaml for sshguard git
    master. See http://snapcraft.io which explains the process of making a
    snap. Start by using 'devmode' (which is unconfined) to get something
    working. If you have questions, just ask. Once that is done we can get
    sshguard automatically building/publishing via Launchpad (which is
    very simple to set up) and then look at confining sshguard.

    Here some more detail for you:

    You'll want to take a look at these pages in particular:

    I think those sections of the documentation will be important for
    sshguard and to understand that the 'firewall-control' and
    'log-observe' interfaces are not auto-connected, so will require
    something like the following in the documentation for installing a
    snap of sshguard:

    sudo snap install sshguard
    sudo snap connect sshguard:firewall-control core:firewall-control
    sudo snap connect sshguard:log-observe core:log-observe
    

    It is possible to have Launchpad automatically mirror your existing
    git repository of sshguard, automatically build sshguard for multiple
    architectures and automatically publish those snaps to the snap store.

  2. 劉宗翰

    Hi Kevin,

    I've created a snap version of sshguard and published it to the Ubuntu store as well. According to the statistics, there are 177 users from 45 countries/areas using this snap.

    Because of the policy issue, I cannot use sshguard as its name. Then, I added my name as suffix. After running more than one year, it seems the snap works well. To make it be available widely, I'm wondering if you want to maintain this snap version? I can transfer the ownership to you. Or, I will apply the snapcrfter process to make it become a community version. After then it will be able to remove the suffix from the name.

  3. Kevin Zheng reporter
    • changed status to open

    Thanks for maintaining the unofficial snap for so long. It sounds like users are interested in using the snap.

    We didn't end up making the official snap because nobody here knew how to, or didn't have time. I'll take a look at what you have and consider making it official.

  4. Kevin Zheng reporter

    Sorry for taking so long on this. It’s clear that there’s interest in the Snap package, but I don’t have the experience or Linux systems to test on.

    Would you be interested in maintaining the official Snap? What are the steps needed to make a Snap official? What I’ll probably do is clone https://github.com/tsunghanliu/sshguard.snap to the SSHGuard Bitbucket, and then either give you push access or pull from your repository.

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