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 tool developed by Canonical for the purpose of package management and software deployment on Linux. Snap basically takes care of all the dependencies itself. A single build of snap can be run on different Linux distributions. Snap makes apps bundled in a way, which is self-contained, cross-platform, and free of any dependency.
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).
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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
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
Verify the installation:
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 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:
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:
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.