Note: you do not need to install snapd manually if you already have snap installed.
Snaps are app packages for desktop, cloud and IoT that update automatically, are easy to install, secure, cross-platform and dependency-free. They're being used on millions of Linux systems every day.
Alongside its various service and management functions, snapd:
For general details, including installation and Getting started guides, head over to our Snap documentation: https://snapcraft.io/docs
If you want to build your own snaps, start with our Creating a snap documentation: https://snapcraft.io/docs/creating-a-snap
This is an open source project and we warmly welcome community contributions, suggestions, and constructive feedback. If you're interested in contributing, please take a look at our Code of Conduct first.
Get in touch
We're friendly! We have a community forum at https://forum.snapcraft.io where we discuss feature plans, development news, issues, updates and troubleshooting. You can chat in realtime with the snapd team and our wider community on the #snappy (https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=snappy) IRC channel on freenode (https://freenode.net/).
For news and updates, follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/snapcraftio) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/snapcraftio).
The snapd source code can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/snapcore/snapd
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.
Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.
Snapd can be installed 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.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:
To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install snapd, simply use the following command:
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