Hi, all. I am trying to install MuseScore on a Chromebook with the new Chrome OS 80 (so, Debian Stretch). (Edit: oops … Buster, not Stretch, it was Stretch in Chrome OS 79) I have a Lenovo C330, which is ARM-64 bit, not Intel. I ran the “sudo snap install musescore” from the terminal, and after a bunch of activity I get this error message:
error: cannot perform the following tasks:
Download snap “core” (8691) from channel “stable” (unexpected EOF)
I’m a Linux newbie and my ignorance cannot be exaggerated – I know nothing. Is that error on the Snap side or on the MuseScore side? Should I be posting over there, or might someone here be able to help?
I’m the maintainer of the MuseScore snap, but I don’t have any Chromebook, so I’m not really sure about this, but I would bet that it’s a problem with snap running on Chrome OS (didn’t even know that was possible). Did you try installing other snaps?
Look, I just tried to post another reply with the error messages I get when trying to install another snap, to test out the process, and somebody flagged it – multiple users flagged it, it says, with no explanation of what I said wrong. Now I’ve gone and deleted it, but this is making me feel even more handicapped in trying to figure out the issue. What’s up?
perhaps there is something helpful in it ? (in general chromebooks are typically lacking a lot of kernel features to properly use snaps on them (as you can see by the multiple posts about issues with them in this forum) so your mileage may vary)
OK, I’ll just keep trying, then. Sometimes I have to start a thing over and over before it finally takes. I’m kind of embarassed to say, I use my mobile phone’s data connection as a wifi hotspot … so yeah, it’s pretty minimal. I mean, it’s LTE, and I have no issues with it for normal web browsing. But it’s not like cable or FIOS.
I used to experience SNAP install timeouts - albeit without any error messages such as EOF. It looked like my computer could reach the SNAP store but then something would time out and it would skip the installation.
I wrote a little script to sit there in a loop until the SNAP was installed:
while [[ ! $installed =~ .kdenlive. ]];
echo “Waiting For Kdenlive”
snap install kdenlive
Is your mobile phone with a reputable provider? … Is it 4g … as ogra has mentioned above a proxy might be the problem, With the quality of the mobile these days other than that there shouldn’t be a problem, however where I am just 105km north of Sydney (Capital city of NSW), Australia, Optus cuts out between my back door and the clothes lines. I have also noticed this can happen in the junction of mobile towers when the SIM is moving between them.
And only call yourself good things ! You are good !
I was just about to break down and get Fios installed, but this morning someone helped me get musescore installed and working via flatpak. They’re both version 3.4.2, but I’m going to bookmark this page in case I have any issues with that one, I’ll come back and try your suggestion. Thanks a lot.
Aw, thanks for the kind words. Yes, it’s a reputable provider, and it’s LTE. But I’ll tell you, installing Chrome’s Linux package “Crostini” took hours and hours, with repeated messages of something like “connection interrupted” (I forget what exactly). Like I told ijohnson above, I almost got Fios (high-speed via fiber-optic cable) but just this morning I managed to get this package installed by flatpak.
I also don’t know why more of my posts have been flagged and deleted. If people are going to flag my posts, would you please do me the courtesy of sending me a PM to tell me what exactly I said wrong? Otherwise, it’s going to make it pretty difficult to carry on a conversation here. If The flatpak one turns out to be a problem, how am I going to come back here to ask for advice?