Error starting home assistant snap on RHEL9.3

I am new to snap and home assistant. I did a new, fresh install of snap on RHEL 9.3. I verified libpcap is installed. Next, I installed home-assistant-snap. When I check /var/snap/home-assistant-snap/current/home-assistant.log, I see only the following:

2024-01-15 17:09:06.625 ERROR (SyncWorker_1) [scapy.runtime] Cannot set filter: libpcap is not available. Cannot compile filter ! 2024-01-15 17:09:06.644 ERROR (SyncWorker_1) [homeassistant.components.dhcp] Cannot watch for dhcp packets without a functional packet filter: libpcap is not available. Cannot compile filter !

Suggestions? Thank you in advance.

cat /etc/os-release

NAME=“Red Hat Enterprise Linux” VERSION=“9.3 (Plow)” ID=“rhel” ID_LIKE=“fedora” VERSION_ID=“9.3” PLATFORM_ID=“platform:el9” PRETTY_NAME=“Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.3 (Plow)”

dnf install libpcap

Updating Subscription Management repositories. Last metadata expiration check: 2:38:55 ago on Mon 15 Jan 2024 02:42:11 PM EST. Package libpcap-14:1.10.0-4.el9.x86_64 is already installed. Dependencies resolved. Nothing to do. Complete!

uname -r



Thank you for posting your question.

I’ve reproduced the issue on Fedora 39 which is not quite RHEL 9 but it is close. The first thing you should know is that installation of libpcap on your system does not make it available to the snap. I can see and in revision 583 but I’m not sure why it cannot be found or used by the application.

Perhaps report the issue to the snap maintainer at

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Very kind of you. Thank you very much!!