In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Snap on Rocky Linux 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. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification, Besides that unique advantages that may make it the right choice for some Linux users.
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 Rocky Linux. 9.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 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).
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 9
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 install dnf-utils sudo dnf install epel-release
Step 2. Installing Snap on Rocky Linux 9.
By default, Snap is available on Rocky Linux 9 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest stable version of Snap to your system:
sudo dnf install snapd sudo snap install core
After installation, the
systemd a unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
Also, create a symlink to enable classic Snap support:
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
Step 3. Installing Package with Snap on Rocky Linux 9.
Once successfully installed, run the ‘
snap’ command to get information about Snap, its usage, and commonly used commands:
To list all Snap packages available on the Snap repository, run the following command:
To install a specific package, for example execute the command:
snap install discord
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Snap. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Snap on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Snap website.