In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Snap on Fedora 35. 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. Snaps are faster to install, easier to create, safer to run, and they update automatically and transactionally so your app is always fresh and never broken.
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 Store on a Fedora 35.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 35 and Fedora 34.
- 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 Fedora 35
Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:
sudo dnf upgrade sudo dnf update sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core fuse squashfuse
Step 2. Installing Snap on Fedora 35.
By default, Snap is available on Fedora 35 base repository. Now we run the following command below to install it:
sudo dnf install snapd
Once the installation is completed, we need to enable and start the Snapd daemon:
sudo systemctl start snapd sudo systemctl enable snapd
Next, create a symlink to enable classic Snap support:
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 Fedora 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
For example for the installation of Powershell from Snap Store:
snap search powershell sudo snap install powershell --classic
In addition, you can interact with it using the snap command. See the help page below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Snap. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Snap Store on your Fedora 35 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Snap website.