[GNC-dev] Building debian files within Docker

Stephen M. Butler kg7je at arrl.net
Tue Sep 10 18:23:49 EDT 2019


I got the message about missing /snap/bin in the Path, but it is there. 
Any ideas on how to proceed?

steve at SteveLaptop:~$ sudo snap install docker
Connect docker:firewall-control to core:firewall-control
         Warning: /snap/bin was not found in your $PATH. If you've not
restarted your session since you
         installed snapd, try doing that. Please see
https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/9469 for more

docker 18.06.1-ce from Canonical✓ installed

steve at SteveLaptop:~$ echo $PATH

steve at SteveLaptop:~$ snap version
snap    2.41
snapd   2.41
series  16
ubuntu  19.04
kernel  5.0.0-27-generic

steve at SteveLaptop:~$ cat /etc/os-release
VERSION="19.04 (Disco Dingo)"
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 19.04"

steve at SteveLaptop:~$ ps
  PID TTY          TIME CMD
 2746 pts/0    00:00:00 bash
 4469 pts/0    00:00:00 ps

And I can see the /snap/bin folder.


On 9/9/19 6:12 AM, Dale Phurrough wrote:
> Hi, thanks for checking in. I've never tested using the dev-docker
> containers to build .deb within them. Long-term I would like it to
> build containerized apps like snap, flatpak, etc. and maybe deb's come
> along for free.
> I vaguely remember reading "each package manager/person maintains
> their own blahblah to create their distro's packages" If that's true
> and this package metadata it isn't centrally kept by the core GnuCash
> team...then I suspect it's technically possible to build deb packages
> within the containers (since they are full OSs), but that the GnuCash
> team doesn't yet have it automated because they don't coordinate/have
> the packager(s) metadata for each distro.
> True, no stable release of a Docker package to run on Disco yet. As an
> alternative, you could run the testing release of Docker. Or...run the
> snap for Docker. Running the snap removes your OS version conflict +
> gives you the stable Docker 18.06 which is a very well tested and rich
> version of Docker.  https://snapcraft.io/docker  By that webpage,
> disco is the 2nd most popular OS on which it runs.
> --Dale
> On Mon, Sep 9, 2019 at 4:10 AM Stephen M. Butler <kg7je at arrl.net
> <mailto:kg7je at arrl.net>> wrote:
>     Dale,
>     Are you able to build debian (*.deb) packages within your various
>     Ubuntu
>     docker environments?
>     Disco (Ubuntu 19.04) complains about Docker not being available
>     for this
>     version.
>     -- 
>     Stephen M Butler, PMP, PSM
>     Stephen.M.Butler51 at gmail.com <mailto:Stephen.M.Butler51 at gmail.com>
>     kg7je at arrl.net <mailto:kg7je at arrl.net>
>     253-350-0166
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