I used snap for the first time trying to install the command line util jq.
$ sudo snap install jq
But I get permission denied when trying to use it on any file in my home directory
$ sudo snap info jq name: jq summary: The jq command publisher: Canonical✓ contact: firstname.lastname@example.org license: unset description: | The jq command commands: - jq snap-id: 8X4ytHZ2xX4kNkr8V2NU3AQuoMlglwED tracking: stable refresh-date: today at 09:41 CET channels: stable: 1.5+dfsg-1 2017-05-17 (6) 245kB - candidate: 1.5+dfsg-1 2017-05-17 (6) 245kB - beta: 1.6 2018-11-19 (11) 1MB - edge: 1.6 2018-11-19 (11) 1MB - installed: 1.5+dfsg-1 (6) 245kB - $ sudo snap list jq Name Version Rev Tracking Publisher Notes jq 1.5+dfsg-1 6 stable canonical✓ -
I tried installing it using classic
$ sudo snap install --classic jq Warning: flag --classic ignored for strictly confined snap jq jq 1.5+dfsg-1 from Canonical✓ installed
So what is going on here? The only way to get it to work is by installing it using devmode
$ sudo snap install --devmode jq jq 1.5+dfsg-1 from Canonical✓ installed $ sudo snap list jq Name Version Rev Tracking Publisher Notes jq 1.5+dfsg-1 6 stable canonical✓ devmode
Is this a problem with the snap package or with snap. I can see that there exists a deb package for jq but cannot install it using apt anymore. I am running Ubuntu 19.10. Would appreciate to get any assistance on how to manage this.