In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Snap on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Snaps are containerized software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification. The system is designed to work for the internet of things, cloud and desktop computing.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Snapd on AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8, and any other RHEL-based distribution like CentOS and Fedora also Rocky Linux.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Snap on AlmaLinux 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf update sudo dnf upgrade sudo dnf install epel-release
Step 2. Installing Snap on AlmaLinux 8.
Now we run the following command below to install the Snap to your system:
sudo dnf install snapd
Once the installation is completed, we need to enable and start the Snapd daemon:
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket sudo systemctl start --now snapd.socket
To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
Verify the Snap installation:
Step 3. Installing Snap Store.
In case you are using the Graphical user interface of AlmaLinux then we can also install Snap store GUI on it to install its packages using the graphical interface rather than command line:
sudo snap install snap-store reboot
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Snap. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Snapd on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Snap website.