While I've installed some SNAPS on my Ubuntu machine, I've not used them
extensively.  Would a SNAP distribution of GNC allow a binary release for
all distros without having to wait for the package maintainers to update
their repositories?

That would sure be nice.....

Michael

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:29 PM, Les <lellio...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the reply Ron.  FWIW, I backup everyday.  If I decide to try
> a Snap install, I will create a new backup file with a new file name.
>
> Regards,
>
> Les
>
>
> On 04/16/2018 12:12 PM, Ronal B Morse wrote:
> > I have very limited experience with SNAP on Ubuntu.  It's been
> > generally good, but not completely problem free. I have thought about
> > trying to create a SNAP for GnuCash 3.0, but first I'll have to get it
> > to build cleanly in the native environment, something has so far
> > eluded me.
> >
> > As I understand it, applications installed as a SNAP package are
> > self-contained and sandboxed.  So, in theory, a SNAP of GnuCash should
> > install alongside an existing version from repository and never the
> > 'twain shall meet.
> >
> > In reality -- I don't know.  But I know one way to find out...
> >
> > Backups, I think would be the order of the day if anyone is going to
> > pursue this.
> >
> > Ron Morse
> >
> >
> > On 04/16/2018 07:51 AM, Les wrote:
> >> Hello Everyone:
> >>
> >> I am currently running LInux Mint 18.2 and GC 2.6.17 (the latest from
> >> getdebs.net).
> >>
> >> Recently, I was reading the Linux Mint blog which mentioned a new
> >> package manager called Snap, described as a self-contained package
> >> manager containing all dependencies.  I checked Synaptic and found Snapd
> >> and installed it
> >>
> >> I used Snapd to install a new (to me) web browser called Brave.  After
> >> the installation completed, I went to applications but there was no
> >> listing for Brave.  Not what I expected, but no big deal.
> >>
> >> I then did a listing of Snap packages and found Gnucash 2.6.21 listed.
> >>
> >> Assuming I try to install GC using Snap, would I need to uninstall GC
> >> 2.6.17 first?
> >>
> >> Does anyone have experience with Snap?
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Les
> >>
> >>
> >>
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