Installing snap on openSUSE

Snap can be installed from the command line on openSUSE Leap 42.3, Leap 15 and Tumbleweed.

Add the repository

You need first add the snappy repository from the terminal. Leap 15 users, for example, can do this with the following command:

$ sudo zypper addrepo --refresh snappy
Repository 'snappy' successfully added

Swap out openSUSE_Leap_15.0 for either openSUSE_Leap_42.3 or openSUSE_Tumbleweed if you’re using a different version of openSUSE.

With the repository added, import its GPG key:

$ sudo zypper --gpg-auto-import-keys refresh

Finally, upgrade the package cache to include the new snappy repository:

$ sudo zypper dup --from snappy

Install snapd

Snap can now be installed with the following:

$ sudo zypper install snapd

You then need to either reboot, logout/login or source /etc/profile to have /snap/bin added to PATH.

Additionally, enable and start both the snapd and the snapd.apparmor services with the following commands:

$ sudo systemctl enable snapd
$ sudo systemctl start snapd

Tumbleweed users also need to run the following:

$ sudo systemctl enable snapd.apparmor
$ sudo systemctl start snapd.apparmor

You now have snapd installed and ready to go.


If you don’t see the snapd update on your system, make sure the repository is refreshing correctly. If it’s not, remove and re-add the repository with the following command (–refresh is important):

$ sudo zypper removerepo snappy
$ sudo zypper addrepo --refresh snappy

As above, replace openSUSE_Leap_15.0 with your specific version of openSUSE.

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