Multipass error: error while loading shared libraries:

I am getting an error when starting multipass using latest snapd. This is on Centos 7 platform:

  1. sudo yum install snapd
  2. sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
  3. sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

~ > sudo snap install multipass
2021-07-19T18:37:23+05:30 INFO Waiting for automatic snapd restart…
multipass 1.7.0 from Canonical\u2713 installed

~ > multipass
/snap/multipass/5078/bin/multipass: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Can you please help me how to overcome this error?

More info:
~ > uname -a
Linux 3.10.0-1160.31.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Jun 10 13:32:12 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

~ > sudo snap version
snap 2.51-1.el7
snapd 2.51-1.el7
series 16
centos 7
kernel 3.10.0-1160.31.1.el7.x86_64

~ > sudo snap info multipass
name: multipass
summary: Instant Ubuntu VMs
publisher: Canonical\u2713
license: GPL-3.0
description: |
Multipass is a tool to launch and manage VMs on Windows, Mac and Linux that simulates a cloud
environment with support for cloud-init. Get Ubuntu on-demand with clean integration to your IDE
and version control on your native platform.

Launch an instance (by default you get the current Ubuntu LTS)

 multipass launch --name foo

Run commands in that instance, try running bash (logout or ctrl-d to quit)

 multipass exec foo -- lsb_release -a

Pass a cloud-init metadata file to an instance on launch

 multipass launch -n bar --cloud-init cloud-config.yaml

See your instances

 multipass list

Stop and start instances

 multipass stop
 multipass start

Get help

 multipass help


  • multipass.gui
  • multipass
    multipass.multipassd: simple, enabled, inactive
    snap-id: mA11087v6dR3IEcQLgICQVjuvhUUBUKM
    tracking: latest/stable
    refresh-date: today at 18:50 IST
    latest/stable: 1.7.0 2021-07-19 (5078) 324MB -
    latest/candidate: 1.7.0 2021-07-19 (5078) 324MB -
    latest/beta: \u2191
    latest/edge: 1.7.0-dev.1049+g4a4a7710 2021-07-10 (5048) 324MB -
    installed: 1.7.0 (5078) 324MB -

cc @Saviq a missing dependency?

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