Adding symlink follow ability to installed snaps

My main drive is a wee SSD, and I installed a spinning rust disk for more capacity.

The idea was to create symlinks in my home dir that pointed to appropriate places on the big drive. The two big data hogs were my nextcloud sync directory, and videos.

However, the makemkv snap can’t escape my home directory, and I’m guessing nextcloud-client won’t be able to either.

Is there a way of granting those two snaps one of the following permissions:

  • The ability to read/write to my /srv/data directory?
  • The ability for these snaps to follow symlinks


use bind mounts instead of symlinks, that will solve your issues.


Thanks :smiley: