How To Install Snap on Linux Mint 20

Install Snap on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Snap on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Snap is a package management system for installing and managing applications (called Snaps) developed by Cananoical for Linux operating systems. 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 Snap on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).

Install Snap on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Snap on Linux Mint 20.

First, we need to do is deleting of nosnap.pref file, present under /etc/apt/preferences.d/ path:

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref

Now, update the package cache for apt with this command and install the snap package:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd

Verify the installation and check the installed version with the command:

snap version

To check snap status, run the command as shown below:

sudo systemctl status snapd

Step 3. Installing some packages with Snap.

Let’s install some packages, for example, the VLC player:

sudo snap install vlc

The help command allows seeing command options to use with snap:

snap --help

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Snap. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Snap on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Snap website.

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