Snapcraft

GoReleaser can also generate snap packages. Snaps are a new packaging format, that will let you publish your project directly to the Ubuntu store. From there it will be installable in all the supported Linux distros, with automatic and transactional updates.

You can read more about it in the snapcraft docs.

Available options:

# .goreleaser.yml
snapcrafts:
  -
    # ID of the snapcraft config, must be unique.
    # Defaults to "default".
    id: foo

    # Build IDs for the builds you want to create snapcraft packages for.
    # Defaults to all builds.
    builds:
    - foo
    - bar

    # You can change the name of the package.
    # Default: `{{ .ProjectName }}_{{ .Version }}_{{ .Os }}_{{ .Arch }}{{ if .Arm }}v{{ .Arm }}{{ end }}`
    name_template: "{{ .ProjectName }}_{{ .Version }}_{{ .Os }}_{{ .Arch }}"

    # Replacements for GOOS and GOARCH in the package name.
    # Keys should be valid GOOSs or GOARCHs.
    # Values are the respective replacements.
    # Default is empty.
    replacements:
      amd64: 64-bit
      386: 32-bit
      darwin: macOS
      linux: Tux

    # The name of the snap. This is optional.
    # Default is project name.
    name: drumroll

    # Wether to publish the snap to the snapcraft store.
    # Remember you need to `snapcraft login` first.
    # Defaults to false.
    publish: true

    # Single-line elevator pitch for your amazing snap.
    # 79 char long at most.
    summary: Software to create fast and easy drum rolls.

    # This the description of your snap. You have a paragraph or two to tell the
    # most important story about your snap. Keep it under 100 words though,
    # we live in tweetspace and your description wants to look good in the snap
    # store.
    description: This is the best drum roll application out there. Install it and awe!

    # A guardrail to prevent you from releasing a snap to all your users before
    # it is ready.
    # `devel` will let you release only to the `edge` and `beta` channels in the
    # store. `stable` will let you release also to the `candidate` and `stable`
    # channels. More info about channels here:
    # https://snapcraft.io/docs/reference/channels
    grade: stable

    # Snaps can be setup to follow three different confinement policies:
    # `strict`, `devmode` and `classic`. A strict confinement where the snap
    # can only read and write in its own namespace is recommended. Extra
    # permissions for strict snaps can be declared as `plugs` for the app, which
    # are explained later. More info about confinement here:
    # https://snapcraft.io/docs/reference/confinement
    confinement: strict

    # Your app's license, based on SPDX license expressions: https://spdx.org/licenses
    # Default is empty.
    license: MIT

    # A snap of type base to be used as the execution environment for this snap.
    # Valid values are:
    # * bare - Empty base snap;
    # * core - Ubuntu Core 16;
    # * core18 - Ubuntu Core 18.
    # Default is empty.
    base: core18

    # Each binary built by GoReleaser is an app inside the snap. In this section
    # you can declare extra details for those binaries. It is optional.
    apps:

      # The name of the app must be the same name as the binary built or the snapcraft name.
      drumroll:

        # If your app requires extra permissions to work outside of its default
        # confined space, declare them here.
        # You can read the documentation about the available plugs and the
        # things they allow:
        # https://snapcraft.io/docs/reference/interfaces.
        plugs: ["home", "network", "personal-files"]

        # If you want your app to be autostarted and to always run in the
        # background, you can make it a simple daemon.
        daemon: simple

        # If you any to pass args to your binary, you can add them with the
        # args option.
        args: --foo

        # Bash completion snippet. More information about completion here:
        # https://docs.snapcraft.io/tab-completion-for-snaps.
        completer: drumroll-completion.bash

    # Allows plugs to be configured. Plugs like system-files and personal-files
    # require this.
    # Default is empty.
    plugs:
      personal-files:
        read:
        - $HOME/.foo
        write:
        - $HOME/.foo
        - $HOME/.foobar

Learn more about the name template engine.

Note that GoReleaser will not install snapcraft nor any of its dependencies for you.

Last updated by Carlos Alexandro Becker on October 9, 2019. Improve this page.