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Discover gives a strange message about disabling security

juniorpepe
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Just now, I tried installing the Blender snap package (ver. 2.81a) through Discover (v. 5.18.3), and I'm getting a popup message I've never seen before. After I click on Install and enter my password, a popup from Discover says "This snap application needs security confinement measures disabled". There are buttons to Proceed or Cancel.

What is this? It's not happening when I install the flatpak version of Blender, nor when I install a snap of a different application. I did an online search for the message but only got one hit (and it was in a foreign language).
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You would have to ask the person who made the snap, or the snap folks. I think it has to do with how this particular snap was built. There are different levels of confinement options when creating them, and the Blender snap is using the 'classic' confinement setup, which requires users to allow it. Most snaps use the 'strict' confinement.

https://snapcraft.io/docs/snap-confinement

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$ snap info --verbose blender
name:      blender
[...]
notes:         
  private:     false
  confinement: classic
[...]


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juniorpepe
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Thanks for that answer. It puts my mind at rest. :)

 
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