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Snap updates: automatic rollbacks

When researching snaps, one of the main advantages everyone talks about is the fact that they’re transactionally updated. That is, an upgrade either succeeds or fails, it doesn’t leave the snap in a broken state. If you have snap “A” installed and an update for it is released, it’ll automatically update. If that update is somehow broken, the snap will roll back to the previously-working revision. However, no one has really talked about how that works....

December 12, 2016 · 7 min · Kyle