Error message when I try to download an app

Whenever I try to download an app (discord, spotify) I get this error message:
error: cannot perform the following tasks:

  • Mount snap “core” (8689) ([start snap-core-8689.mount] failed with exit status 1: Job for snap-core-8689.mount failed.

See “systemctl status snap-core-8689.mount” and “journalctl -xe” for details.

How can I fix this?

Thanks for the report. What happens if you reboot (sorry), does it work then?

Also, what’s the output of the command snap version? Thanks.

It still doesn’t work if I reboot.
The output of snap version is:
snap 2.21-2+b1
snapd 2.21-2+b1
series 16
debian 9

Ah, looks like snapd is outdated in debian. @mvo / @zyga-snapd - plans to update that?

This is Debian 9. We cannot update it, as far as I know, apart from a backport package. Even if we did that you would have to install from backports explicitly.

We can try. I have never done that though

I was under the impression that snapd self-updated despite the deb version. I’ve seen more current versions in snap version output on Debian 9 and 10.

this is right, but that feature only got added after 2.21 … to re-exec into the snap provided snapd version you need to be on a recent enough version with the deb.

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