Hi, folks, I’m probably saying this in the wrong place and maybe in the wrong way, but I found this thread when I was searching for the right place to report that the MuseScore snap is broken.
Below I’ve appended the output of “snap info musescore” on my system. Despite supposedly getting the “latest/stable” version I got a version of 3.6.1 that seems to call itself “unstable” and is named “MuseScore3Developer” instead of “MuseScore3”. And when I tried to run it, it didn’t inherit any of the configuration or setup I had done on the prior version. That’s a major time sink for me; I just want to use the program, not spend a lot of time doing sysadmin work.
Did I do something wrong, or is the snap broken? How can I avoid problems like this? Is there some way to configure snap so I don’t get unstable and developer versions?
I would like to gently propose channeling this effort into a proper package that can be managed with apt, dpkg, etc. because snap seems very problematic for people like me who don’t want to spend all their time doing sysadmin. And even for people who do, it appears to be hard to configure and hard to control.
I think I found (and ran) a command to tell snap to switch me back to the prior version, and that seems like it worked, but based on snap doing things behind my back I’m worried now that it’s going to delete that working version out from under me. How do I prevent that? How do I tell it to always ask before updating anything and never do anything behind my back?
Also, after reverting to the older snap of MuseScore, when I try to run the new one I get a missing DSO:
/snap/musescore/190/usr/bin/mscore: error while loading shared libraries: libQt5QuickWidgets.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
It seems broken that both versions are taking up space on my machine but I can’t run them side by side to compare.
If I could get the latest stable version of MuseScore via “apt install” that would be ideal; it’s disappointing the version available that way is so old.
What is the correct procedure for reporting problems like this to get good results? I don’t know enough about snap to know whether I’m experiencing multiple independent problems that each need to be reported separately, or if this is fundamentally just one issue that has all these symptoms. I am grateful for everyone’s contribution but it makes me sad when my system breaks automatically and I have to stop working on music to figure out why.
$ snap info musescore
summary: Create, play and print beautiful sheet music.
MuseScore is the world’s leading free and open-source software for writing
music, with a user-friendly interface and immensely powerful features.
It is free to install on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Some interfaces need to be connected manually:
$ sudo snap connect musescore:cups-control
$ sudo snap connect musescore:network-manager
$ sudo snap connect musescore:alsa
$ sudo snap connect musescore:removable-media
But most of the application functionality works without them.
refresh-date: today at 12:33 PST
latest/stable: 3.6.1 2021-01-29 (190) 183MB -
latest/candidate: 3.6.1 2021-01-28 (190) 183MB -
latest/beta: 3.6.1 2021-01-28 (190) 183MB -
latest/edge: 3.6.1 2021-01-28 (190) 183MB -
installed: 3.4.2 (169) 182MB -