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How To Install Snap on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Snap on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Snap on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Snap is a universal package management system developed by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. It was introduced in 2014 as a solution to the challenges faced by traditional package managers, such as dependency conflicts, outdated software versions, and security vulnerabilities.

Snap packages are self-contained, meaning they include all the necessary libraries and dependencies required to run the application. This approach ensures that applications run in a secure, isolated environment, reducing the risk of conflicts and improving overall system stability.

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 package manager on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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 user or 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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. Before installing any new software, it’s a good practice to update the package list to ensure you have the latest package information. Open the terminal and run the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Snap on Ubuntu 22.04.

In case you’re using Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish) you don’t need to do anything. Snap is already installed and ready to go. If you do not have Snap preinstalled, install it via the terminal:

sudo apt install snapd

After the installation is complete, you can verify that Snap is installed correctly by running the following command:

snap version

After the installation is complete, it’s recommended to restart your system or log out and log back in. This ensures that the Snap paths are updated and the system recognizes the newly installed package manager.

Step 3. Using Snap on Ubuntu.

You can install any package available in the Snap repository with the following command below:

snap install [package-name]

For example, install the Atom text editor on Ubuntu 22.04 using Snap Package Management Software. run the following command below:

sudo snap install atom --classic

To see a list of all Snap installed on your system, enter the following:

snap list


Name               Version                     Rev    Tracking         Publisher         Notes
bare               1.0                         5      latest/stable    canonical✓        base
core18             20220309                    2344   latest/stable    canonical✓        base
core20             20220318                    1405   latest/stable    canonical✓        base
firefox            99.0.1-1                    1232   latest/stable/…  mozilla✓          -
gnome-3-28-1804    3.28.0-19-g98f9e67.98f9e67  161    latest/stable    canonical✓        -
gnome-3-38-2004    0+git.1f9014a               99     latest/stable/…  canonical✓        -
gtk-common-themes  0.1-79-ga83e90c             1534   latest/stable/…  canonical✓        -
snap-store         41.3-59-gf884f48            575    latest/stable/…  canonical✓        -
snapd              2.55.3                      15534  latest/stable    canonical✓

To remove an installed snap, use the following command:

sudo snap remove [package-name]

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 Snap package manager on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Snap website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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