Search API doesn't return featured snaps as documented

Bug #1733661 reported by Robin Winslow
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Snap Store Server

Bug Description

The snap search API at doesn't work as documented.

The documentation (at says:

> In the special case that section param is present but empty, a search for globally featured will be performed:

I took this to mean that:

$ curl ""

Should return the same list of featured snaps as:

$ snap find

Instead, it returns a much longer list.

To get the actual list of featured snaps, as returned by `snap find`, I need to call:

$ curl ",classic&q=&section=featured"

This does not match the documentation.

Revision history for this message
Celso Providelo (cprov) wrote :

The referred documentation needs update.

tags: added: snapfind
Changed in snapstore:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: doc search
Celso Providelo (cprov)
tags: removed: snapfind
William Grant (wgrant)
Changed in snapstore-server:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
tags: added: trivial
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