Snap Core on Linux

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There’s literally no limit of how many Linux distros can be out there, right? Now, add the fact that they all use different type of software installation methods and voila! You’re at the damn confusing scenario – which one to get????

Well, for making things easier, there’s a better solution that’s already established itself in the heart of the community. The “snap” package system offers a really intuitive method of installing all the popular software of Linux in a universal manner. No more messing around with confusing command lines, DEB/RPM/TAR.GZ files and others.

Setting “snap” core

Well, not all the Linux distros come up with “snap” preconfigured. In most cases, you have to prepare your system by yourself so that it can handle “snap” packages. Don’t worry; it’s an easy job.

Just run the following command(s) according to your Linux distro.

  • Ubuntu

  • Debian

If “sudo” isn’t installed, then follow the following steps.

  • Fedora

  • OpenSUSE

Enable repo –

Install “snap” service –

  • Arch Linux

Configuring “snap”

For “snap” to work properly, you need the “core” snap package. Run the following command –

For other Linux distros, check out the official documentation of “snapd”.

Voila! Installation complete!

Using “snap”

When you issue a command for installing a snap package, the “snapd” will grab it from the snap servers and install it into your system.

For installing a snap, find it out first in the Snapcraft Store.

Then, run the following command for installing the snap.

Need to find out how many snap packages are installed?

You can easily disable/enable a snap package.

You don’t have to manually update snap packages. The “snapd” regularly checks for updates and updates all the snap packages to the latest version. However, you can manually issue an update order.

Need to find out all the available things you can do with snap?

Enjoy!

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