Installing snap on openSUSE

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

Add the repository

You need first add the snappy repository from the terminal. Leap 15.2 users, for example, can do this with the following command:

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

Swap out openSUSE_Leap_15.2 for either openSUSE_Leap_15.1, openSUSE_Leap_15.0 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.

Now enable and start the snapd service with the following command:

$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd

Tumbleweed users need to additionally run the following to enable and start the snapd.apparmor service:

$ sudo systemctl enable --now 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), replacing openSUSE_Leap_15.2 with your specific version of openSUSE:

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

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