Installing snap on AlmaLinux OS

Snap is available for AlmaLinux OS, a Linux distribution that’s being actively developed to provide binary compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and pre-Stream CentOS.

The snap packages for AlmaLinux OS can be found in the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. The EPEL repository is added to a AlmaLinux OS system with the following commands:

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf upgrade

If you use a root user rather than sudo to handle security privileges, run su first and remove sudo from subsequent commands.

Installing snapd

With the EPEL repository added to your AlmaLinux OS installation, simply install the snapd package (as root/or with sudo):

sudo dnf install snapd

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

sudo systemctl enable --now 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

Either log out and back in again or restart your system to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Snap is now installed and ready to go! If you’re using a desktop, a great next step is to install the Snap Store app.


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