Ubuntu Core is a minimal version of Ubuntu intended for large-scale deployments, bringing transactional updates through the "snappy" packaging system.

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Ubuntu Snappy for a development machine

So Ubuntu Snappy core is supposed to be super lightweight. I was thinking to put that on a server, ssh to it and use it to write code. Would that work? Does it come with desktop environment? Can I ...
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What is Snappy Ubuntu Core?

Before everyone rushes to mark this as a duplicate, I have indeed read the other threads here and here, googled this, and visited the snappy homepage here searching to clear my confusion, and I ...
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Can I run any other display server on Ubuntu Core, except for MIR?

What are the options to run QT applications on Ubuntu Core ? Should I use docker or are there snapcraft frameworks available for using EGLFS or Xorg ? The hardware platform that I am using is Intel ...
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How to replace docker on Snappy?

I just installed Snappy on my OdroidC++ board and would also like to use Docker 1.9. However, snappy offer Docker 1.6, which does not support important features. Now, I would like to use precompiled ...
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Snappy timezone

I read the snappy config command, but I still can't change timezone. The example doesn't looks like a terminal command! Can you help me to set my snappy timezone? Thank you
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Failure in installation on Quagga in Ubuntu 15.10

 been trying to install quagga in ubunto 15.10 using this tutorial, i found this an easy one and it came from ubuntu forum so it should be legit. Im fairly new to quagga, and after doing all the ...
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How to sideload my own/snapcraft example app?

Just trying snappy for the first time, wanting to develop an app but would obviously want to test it before pushing it to the app store. I've been through the snapcraft tutorial but once you've ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Right mouse button on unity task bar opens always firefox and does not open context menu within Firefox window

Recently installed ubuntu 15.10 desktop on an asus eee slate ep121 Tablet PC with defaults. Attached it to a hdmi TV, with the internal screen disabled. Problem is that on the unity task bar and ...
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How to create and build snappy apps ?

I am very new to Ubuntu application development. I have to develop an application for snappy Ubuntu. Now I am confused about how to do it? So here are my few questions. Which language should I use ...
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How to get snappy enable-classic?

Great talk by Sergio Schvezov at Ubucon Pasadena today - he demod a temporary way around the read-only file system (apparently a form of containerising) $ snappy enable-classic I'm just running in ...
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How to totally remove ubuntu from boot menu after Windows dual boot

I dual booted windows 10 and ubuntu. Now, I don't want the Ubuntu. So I deleted the ubuntu partitions. Next, I used the Windows recovery drive to run bootrec.exe /fixmbr in cmd.So If I power my pc ...
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Snappy Ubuntu Core: snap installation doesn't copy files

I created a Docker base image running Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 amd64 using the instructions here: http://askubuntu.com/a/577248/495667 (you can get my image from Dockerhub: ...
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Is 2-Factor Authentication possible within Snappy Ubuntu Core?

In a normal Ubuntu distro I am able to configure files in /etc/pam.d/ to require a 6 digit token in addition to the password. However many files and directories including pam.d are read only. What can ...
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How to make a snappy package for an open-source

I have developed an open-source daemon EasyCwmp. EasyCwmp has many dependencies such as libcurl, libubox, libubus, libuci, json, libmicroxml. I want to generate a snappy package for Ubuntu core for ...
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Snappy for Raspberry Pi 2 with capacitive touch display

Any idea whether the original Raspberry Pi 7" capacitive touch screen (http://swag.raspberrypi.org/collections/frontpage/products/raspberry-pi-7-inch-touchscreen-display) is supported in the Raspberry ...
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Trouble booting Snappy on Raspberry Pi 2

I have installed Ubuntu Core Snappy (ubuntu-15.04-snappy-armhf-raspi2.img) on a miniSD card following the [official instructions1]. Everything went fine with no error and the miniSD has 3 partitions ...
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How to create a snap that relies on docker

I'm new to the Snappy community and have a question regarding building a snap that relies on the Docker framework. I have a test Docker image (https://hub.docker.com/r/skawaii/docker-whaley/). I can ...
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How do I flash Snappy Ubuntu Core onto a BeagleBone Black's eMMC?

I have successfully followed the instructions under Snappy: Getting started with a Beaglebone Black and currently my BeagleBone Black always boots Ubuntu Core from the microSD card. Is it possible to ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu Image Username / password

First of all I am totally new to Linux. I decided to load Ubuntu Linux on Virtualbox and found an ova file here: ...
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snapcraft.yaml syntax for a pre-compiled binary

I made a c++ web server that has dependencies. I usually get them from aptitude. The only way that I see to download and put them in a snap is to build a part and list them under "stage-packages". My ...
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Snappy and self-contained programs

I really like the idea of self-contained programs (either stored in directories or in image files), and I would like to avoid having a program's files scattered over several system directories like ...
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Is Ubuntu Core mature enough for commercial production? [closed]

Our company is considering the use of Ubuntu Core for an IoT product build with the Beaglebone Black. I am trying to figure out how mature Snappy is, so that we don't attempt to go down a development ...
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Snappy on Beaglebone Black or Green

Is there a flasher image available for snappy? I would like to run it from the eMMC rather than an sd card.
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How to install a desktop on Ubuntu Snappy Core 15.04?

I have installed Ubuntu Snappy Core 15.04 into my Raspberry Pi. I would like to install a desktop, but if I try to install Xorg or any "ubuntu-desktop" using the snappy install command, it always ...
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Aborted Ubuntu installation

I have aborted an Ubuntu installation. Now the label and icon of one of my disk drive is changed to Install Ubuntu (C:) I tried to rename it manually but i failed. Can it be fixed ?
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What commands are needed to install Ubuntu Core?

Ubuntu Core's wiki page page contains the instructions to install Ubuntu Core on a target media: Uncompress (do not unpack) rootfs Format target media: at least one partition should be ext2, ...
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Is it possible to install LXD directly on a Ubuntu Snappy Core?

I'm running a Ubuntu Snappy Core (2015-04-28, version 45). I want to install LXD directly on the snappy host. Is this possible? Thx! --todd
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What is the difference between transactional updates in Snappy and the normal Ubuntu updates?

https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/snappy/ The snappy approach is faster, more reliable, and lets us provide stronger security guarantees for apps and users — that’s why we call them “snappy” ...
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Problem installing Snappy Ubuntu Core to USB flash drive

I have x64 PC with Kubuntu 15.10 installed on SSD (sda) and spare 8GB USB flash drive (sdb) to be used for Snappy Ubuntu. I'm following the instructions on Getting started with an x86 device and dd ...
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Raspberry with Snappy: .deb package [duplicate]

I have a Raspberry PI 2 with a clean install of Ubuntu Snappy 15.04. I need to install a .deb package but dpkg gives this error: dpkg: error: unable to access dpkg status area: Read-only file system ...
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Snappy Ubuntu Core, no Docker or Owncloud in 'store'

I downloaded the image of Snappy Ubuntu Core for the Beaglebone Black, Alpha 2. When I now try to install Docker or Owncloud it cannot be found. Nor are the apps/framework available through the WebDM ...
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No Internet in snappy 15.04 stable

It seems that none of my two snappy systems can access the Internet. When I run 'snappy list -u' I get the following error message: Get ...
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Packages for Ubuntu Core Snappy

How can I find out what packagges are available for Ubuntu Core? I've googled everything, but I can't seem to find a website like packages.ubuntu.com for Core.
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Xubuntu Core - Preseed issue

I am just trying to create automatic installation of Xubuntu core. Downloaded from here https://unit193.net/xubuntu/core/ This is how my txt.cfg looks like: default live-install label live-install ...
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What is the difference between +bbb and -bbb images in the 15.04 release?

In the stable 15.04 release here, there are two files for BeagleBoneBlack to download: ubuntu-15.04-snappy-armhf+bbb.img.xz and ubuntu-15.04-snappy-armhf-bbb.img.xz They have the same size, but the ...
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How can I run a Snappy / ubuntu-core image with LXD

I would like to run Ubuntu Snappy in an LXC container. There isn't an existing snappy image at the default https://images.linuxcontainers.org repo, but I was wondering if this is something others ...
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Snappy on Raspberry Pi - “Unable to determine bootloader”

Downloaded and wrote Ubuntu Core to a new micro-sd card as per these instructions. Put my micro-sd card into the new Raspberry Pi 2, powered up and SSH'd in. When I enter the command: sudo snappy ...
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Snappy doesn't recognize the version of a sideload .snap in 15.10

I've tried to build the webcam-webui example with snapcraft, but when sideloading snappy showed a strange Version string. Everything else seems to work, the program is running. I also get the same ...
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How can I install Ubuntu with APT (not Snappy) on the Raspberry Pi 2?

http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ lists only a Snappy Ubuntu Core image for the Noobs OS installer. Is it possible to install a traditional Ubuntu OS, featuring apt-get together with the standard ...
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Snappy Ubuntu core boot error - 'Could not open moddep file /lib/modules/3.x.x.x-22-dirty/modules.dep.bin"

I can run Snappy on my x86 platform. I tried to replace the kernel downloaded from the kernel.ubuntu.com and the kernel built successfully. After replacing the kernel and booting the system, this ...
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Difference between Snappy and Click

I don't understand the difference between Snappy and Click. Both allow for image based system updates. Both use app armor to confine apps. Soon Click will run on the desktop, phone and tablet and ...
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Snappy Porting - file does not work after decompressing

I downloaded the file device.tar.xz from the Snappy Porting website. And then I typed the command $ sudo ubuntu-device-flash core 15.04 -o my-snappy.img --size 4 \ --channel edge --oem beagleblack \ ...
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start GUI interface from command line in snappy ubuntu

How can i get into desktop /gui of snappy ubuntu from putty? startx command is not working or is there any way to do loke real vnc m using raspberry pi2+snappy core
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Using an external flash drive with a Snappy application

I'm developing an application that utilizes the Raspberry Pi 2 and will most likely use Snappy. Many of the systems will be standalone (not normally connected to the Internet). I need to manage the ...
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Why is Ubuntu moving to Snappy packages?

Why Ubuntu dumping .deb packages and moving to .snappy packages? (At least for now they are keeping .deb package for normal distributions). .deb is already the most popular packaging out there. ...
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Are Click packages obsoleted by Snappy packages?

Are Click packages obsoleted by Snappy packages? Should I focus on learning how to make snappy packages, and ignore the click documentation?
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How to create local repository for Ubuntu Snappy

How to create local repository for Ubuntu Snappy? For example I use reprepro to create Ubuntu repository for deb packages.
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Snappy on QEMU KVM fails to boot

Trying to load snappy in qemu kvm on my Celeron 1307U running 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04 desktop OS, I run: $ kvm-ok INFO: /dev/kvm exists KVM acceleration can be used $ wget ...
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snappy ubuntu core install basic packages

How to install basic package on snappy Ubuntu core, like nano git wget etc. I tried the dpkg -i ***.deb ,but there are also need some dependent packages
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Is it possible to use a lib included in a framework in a snap in Ubuntu Core?

I'm trying to use ROS on Ubuntu Core. I have followed this example to understand how to do it, but I want to follow a slightly different approach. My aim is to create a framework for the main feature ...