In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Snap on Fedora 37. For those of you who didn’t know, Snap package manager is a free and open-source software used to install and manage snap packages. The purpose of Snap packages, just like Flatpaks, is to distribute sandboxed and self-contained applications. Snap can be installed and, for the most part, work with most packages on Fedora-based systems that are currently actively supported.
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 Snap on a Fedora 37.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 37.
- 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).
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 37
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
Step 2. Installing Snap (snapd) on Fedora 37.
By default, the Snap package comes in the default repository of Fedora 37. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Snap to your Fedora system:
sudo dnf install snapd
Next, enable classic snap support, and run the following to create a symbolic link:
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
After the installation is completed, we need to enable and start the Snapd daemon:
sudo systemctl enable snapd --now
Step 4. Installing Snap Applications on Fedora.
One of the most basic actions we need to perform is to find if a specific piece of software is available on the snap store:
snap find gimp
To install a snap package, all we have to do is to use the snap “install” command:
sudo snap install gimp
To see the list of Snap apps installed on your system use:
Step 4. Installing Snap-Store (Snap GUI) on Fedora 37.
Snap Store is a graphical desktop application for discovering, installing, and managing snaps on Linux. To install Snap Store, simply use the following command below:
sudo snap install snap-store
You can start Snap-Store by typing
snap run snap-store in your terminal or going to Activities -> search for Snap Store.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Snap. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Snap on your Fedora 37 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Snap website.