I’m trying to find out whether snaps are, or are officially planned to be, supported on Amazon Linux 2. This distro has some compatibility with the EL family but not with every package.
Currently, it appears that it’s not possible to install snapd from EPEL due to an insufficient version of
selinux-policy-base in this distro.
We have a report from one user of our snap who previously managed to install
snapd 2.36.3-0.amzn2. However, they appear to be unable to upgrade the daemon (via yum, or the
snapd snaps). Our snap requires functionality from 2.38, so the user is stuck.
I can see that there is some commit history in the snapd project relating to Amazon Linux 2, but at the same time, the distro is not listed on https://snapcraft.io/docs/installing-snapd.
Should we take this to mean that it is not supported, or perhaps “not yet/fully”? Any indication either way would be most welcome.