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Add microk8s.kubectl as an alias for kubectl

See original GitHub issue

This would make it so if kubectl wasn’t installed microk8s.kubectl would become become linked to /snap/bin/kubectl

This would really help streamline adoption

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Comments:6 (4 by maintainers)

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johnscacommented, May 22, 2018

Ok, doing some more research, it looks like the snap doesn’t need to do anything to allow the user to do:

sudo snap alias microk8s.kubectl kubectl

We can also make a topic on the forum to request an auto-alias. If the microk8s.kubectl is aliased to kubectl, then trying to do

sudo snap install --classic kubectl

Will fail with:

error: cannot install "kubectl": snap "kubectl" command namespace conflicts with alias "kubectl"
       for "microk8s" snap

This behavior seems less than ideal, but at least the error message is clear, even if it doesn’t explain exactly what to do to fix it. I am still not clear if it will fail in the other direction (i.e., if they already have the kubectl snap installed, if trying to install microk8s will fail if it has an auto-alias defined in the store), but I suspect it will just ignore the auto-alias. I’m not sure how to test that, though.

cyrilthankcommented, Sep 18, 2019

Thanks for updating this patiently.

You are right it was all set and i just had to ignore the step and proceed

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