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If you need to get Nextcloud up and running fast, and you need built-in SSL support, the best route for you might be installing via snap packages. @jlwallen explains how to do it but also what is the only caveat to this method. Read more details here: techrepublic.com/article/how-t

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@nextcloud go away SNAP is evil ! Learn how to use your software is better that brainless use of snaps and dockers.

@wekeys @nextcloud

The snap packages is often outdated, badly maintained, if someone really wants to try Nextcloud the person should use a (pre-made) docker-compose file. Or, install it on the server, but that usually takes way longer.

@KopfKrieg
Not in the Nextcloud-snap case. Even vice versa: Nextcloud-snap is very well maintained, very very well. These guys maintain it in very stable way: I always confident in their versions. Use them in production. For the last 3 years there were no any major hiccups.
@wekeys @nextcloud

@Azt3c
Or don't use them in production and use something more mature. Correct me if I'm wrong, but with Nextcloud as Snap you're forced to use the version the maintainers think it the best right now, and can't schedule your updates like you want. I don't think that's the right approach. Neither for larger nor for smaller installations.

Also, it tries to bundle everything, and that isn't what I'd call flexible.

@wekeys @nextcloud

@KopfKrieg
I can choose among major versions: 16, 17 or 18. It's purely my decision. But the minor versions are always up to date, well tested: I don't have to worry about updating them manually.
I've being hanging with these snaps quite some time now, and I know that the maintainers never release an update till it's thoroughly tested and doesn't have any bugs that affect any main functionality of Nextcloud.
All of the above makes the snap very stable.
@wekeys @nextcloud

@Azt3c
The major versions are already well tested by the Nextcloud GmbH and run very well (except the .1 versions which I usually skip, AFAIK the Snap maintainers do something similar then).

But I didn't know snaps can be versioned, thanks for mentioning that. All I've found so far uses the default version, which can be a problem. Seems like I have to do some research now.

@wekeys @nextcloud

@KopfKrieg
It stands that they are tested not well enough. Major versions are delayed, sometimes for months due to this or that bug that is treated as unacceptable by the maintainers.
Yes, you can view use any channel in Nextcloud-snap. View all channel with the command
snap info nextcloud
I'm on the channel 18/stable currently.
@wekeys @nextcloud

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