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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Publisher account for CouchDB snap
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:04:55 GMT

> On 20 Dec 2016, at 19:56, Eli Stevens (Gmail) <> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 9:16 AM, Michael Hall <> wrote:
>> On 12/19/2016 06:23 PM, Eli Stevens (Gmail) wrote:
>>> I'll have some people on my team get on that as soon as we have time;
>>> probably after the new year.
>> Thanks! If they have any questions or need help, I'm mhall119 in
>> #couchdb-dev or they can email me directly.
> Thanks, will do.
>> In that case, you could have your script run "snap install couchdb" and
>> then copy the configuration and data files into the snap's locations
> Perfect.
>>> - Is it possible to disable automatic updates for snaps?
>> It's possible, I don't know the details of it though. Can you tell me
>> what your concern is with leaving it on?
> The FDA requires us to produce documentation detailing the versions of
> 3rd party software we use to construct our product, and attest to the
> suitability of those versions for the purpose that we're using them
> for. Maintaining the proper documentation gets a lot harder when the
> version can get swapped out from underneath us without warning. And if
> there's an actual incompatibility, that means that cancer patients
> might not be able to start their course of treatment on time, which
> the patients, clinical staff, and our director of customer support all
> agree is undesirable.  ;)
> From a practical perspective, most of our clients don't allow the
> systems in their data center access to the internet anyway (our
> systems have a considerable amount of medical records with patient
> identifying information, so that makes sense), and I'd rather not
> bifurcate the install base any more than necessary.
>> Snaps can run on 14.04, but that's as far back as we've been able to
>> support, since snapd and snap-confine depend on newer kernel features
>> and systemd. And since 12.04 is going to be EOL next year, I hope you're
>> planning an upgrade of those systems anyway,
> Right now, we're planning on letting hardware attrition (and resulting
> replacements) drive the transition off of 12.04. I don't recall the
> exact details, but we were having issues getting grub to not insist
> that someone hit enter during the first boot after upgrade, which
> violates our "upgrades must be headless" requirement.
> The impending EOL and unavailability of CouchDB 2.0 might cause us to
> revisit that decision.

The what?


>> I'd love to hear how that goes, any feedback you can give me about using
>> the snap I will funnel back to the snappy development team so they can
>> improve it.
> Sounds great.  :)
> Cheers,
> Eli

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