Installing snap on openSUSE

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

Older openSUSE releases:

The snap daemon, snapd, is only built for currently supported openSUSE releases. See support lifetime for details about which releases are currently within the support timeframe.

Add the repository

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

sudo zypper addrepo --refresh \ \

Swap out openSUSE_Tumbleweed for your chosen openSUSE distribution, such as openSUSE_Leap_15.5.

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

Run the following to enable and start the snapd.apparmor service:

sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.apparmor

At this point, we recommend restarting your machine. 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 two commands (--refresh is important), replacing openSUSE_Tumbleweed with your specific version of openSUSE:

sudo zypper removerepo snappy
sudo zypper addrepo --refresh \ \

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