Installing snap on Manjaro Linux

Snap is often installed by default on Manjaro, especially if you’re using a KDE Plasma desktop. If not, or if it’s been removed, it can easily be installed.

The easiest way to install Snap is from Manjaro’s Add/Remove Software application (Pamac), found in the launch menu. From the application, search for snapd, select the result, and click Apply.

An optional dependency is bash completion support, which we recommend leaving enabled when prompted.

Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:

sudo pacman -S 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

Restart your system to ensure snap’s paths and AppArmor are initialised and updated correctly.

To test your system, install the hello-world snap and make sure it runs correctly:

$ sudo snap install hello-world
hello-world 6.3 from Canonical✓ installed
$ hello-world
Hello World!

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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