On a few occasions we’re seeing people reporting that snaps don’t install or run on their system. Once we dig further it’s the case that they’re running on kernels which are either very old (2.6.x) and/or have been tweaked by their hardware vendor or VPS provider. They expect it to work because they believe they’re running a supported system. This is obviously a sub-optimal for the user. Stepping aside from the issue of something being called “Ubuntu” when it clearly isn’t, can we help these people somehow? I’m thinking perhaps we could detect that there are missing kernel features when snapd or snaps are installed and let the user know they’re going to have a bad time?
apt install snapd
<apt output here>
Sorry, your system kernel '2.6.foo.bar' does not support snaps. Please contact your system administrator or provider to obtain a supported kernel.