Installing snap on Arch Linux


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On Arch Linux, snap can be installed from the Arch User Repository (AUR).

The manual build process is the Arch-supported install method for AUR packages, and you’ll need the prerequisites installed before you can install any AUR package. You can then install snap with the following:

$ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/snapd.git
$ cd snapd
$ makepkg -si

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

Installing snapd