Skype for arch

Im unable to install skype on arch.I am using
sudo snap install skype --classic
and i get an error message
error: cannot install “skype”: classic confinement is not yet supported on your distribution
What am i doing wrong?

Well that’s unfortunate. What’s the output of snap version on your system?

It has been updated in the wiki, checkout

i have created a symlink using
ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
yet im getting the same error

the output of snap version is

snap 2.32.5-3
snapd unknown
series 16
arch unknown
kernel 4.16.3-1-ARCH

If you can’t figure this out, the simplest solution is to just use the AUR package, which repackages the official Debian package.

Is this the only snap that gives you this error? If you don’t mind, try installing htop via snap:

snap install htop --classic

The only other thing I could find doing a quick search was this:

But the post isn’t very helpful as the thread ends up just telling the user to install the application via Arch’s repos.

Also, as far as Solus and Ubuntu, both snap and snapd versions match when running snap --version, see below:

Ubuntu Server 16.04.4

snap --version
snap    2.32.8
snapd   2.32.8
series  16
ubuntu  16.04
kernel  4.4.0-127-generic

Solus 3.9999

snap --version
snap    2.32.9
snapd   2.32.9
series  16
solus   3.9999
kernel  4.16.11-71.current

Symlink is all you need.

$ sudo snap install htop --classic
error: cannot install "htop": classic confinement requires snaps under /snap or
       symlink from /snap to /var/lib/snapd/snap
$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
$ sudo snap install htop --classic    
htop 2.2.0 from 'maxiberta' installed

The AUR package did ship the symlink at some point, but then we got reminded that it’s against Arch policy to meddle with the root directory and thus the symlink got removed. The snapd ArchWiki page contains the relevant instructions on how to address this problem.