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How To Install Snap on AlmaLinux 9

Install Snap on AlmaLinux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Snap on AlmaLinux 9. 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. Snap can be installed and, for the most part, work with most packages on AlmaLinux-based systems that are currently actively supported. Basically, Snaps have their own isolated environment that’s why it doesn’t matter which Linux distro we are using.

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 Snap on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 9

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf install fuse squashfuse
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Snap on AlmaLinux 9.

By default, Snap is available on the AlmaLinux 9 base repository. Simply run the following command below to install the Snap to your AlmaLinux system:

sudo dnf install snapd

After 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

If some packages come in classic, so you must create a symlink to enable classic Snap support:

sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
sudo snap install core

Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of Snap:

snap --version

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 command line. This is entirely optional, but if you want to install it, run the following command:

sudo snap install snap-store

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Snap. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Snap on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Snap website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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