Building the snap on Mac

Now that you have a snapcraft.yaml describing how to assemble your app and dependencies, you can build a snap.

Snapcraft, the command-line tool for building snaps, is distributed using Homebrew on the Mac. Be sure to install Homebrew before continuing.

Next, install snapcraft:

brew install snapcraft

Return to the root directory of the project containing your snapcraft.yaml and run snapcraft:


If the snap build completes successfully, you will find a .snap file in the same directory that you ran the snapcraft command. You can inspect its contents to ensure it contains all of your application’s assets:

unsquashfs -l *.snap

Next steps

Continue on to learn how to install, test, and publish your snap file.

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