How To Install Snap on Rocky Linux 8

Install Snap on Rocky Linux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Snap on Rocky Linux 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. Snaps address the issue of missing libraries and dependencies during software installation since all requirements are bundled together. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification.

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 Rocky Linux. 8.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems:  Rocky Linux 8.
  • 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 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 Rocky Linux 8

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing Install and Enable Snap on Rocky Linux 8.

By default, Snap is available on Rocky Linux 8. base repository. Now run the following command below to install the Snap package manager to your system:

sudo dnf install snapd

Once the installation is completed, start the Snapd daemon:

sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo systemctl start --now snapd.socket
sudo systemctl status snapd.socket

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

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

In case you are using the Graphical user interface of Rocky Linux then we can also install Snap store GUI:

sudo snap install snap-store

Check the version of Snap run the command:

snap --version

Step 3. Using Snap on Rocky Linux 8.

Once successfully installed, run the ‘snap’ command to get information about Snap, its usage, and commonly used commands:

snap

To list all Snap packages available on the Snap repository, run the following command:

snap find

To install a specific package, for example execute the command:

snap install vlc

Congratulations! You have successfully installed and enabled Snap. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Snap on your Rocky Linux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Snap website.

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