Snapd errors when init isn't systemd

i didn’t do anything

What distribution are you using?

im sorry i dont know what your talking about.
my terminal says xenial before the local host name does that help?

i think im in 64 bit as well

Please, what is the output of snap version?

snap 2.37.4+18.04.1
snapd unavailable
series -

How did you install this system?

through dev console and ubuntu download

Is this a virtual machine hosted by another party? Not a machine in your personal control?

not that i know of…

It’s a physical machine sat in front of you?

im pretty sure i dont think its a hologram

Ok, we’re going to need some more details if we’re going to debug this.

How exactly was this installed? Off a USB stick? Where did the ISO come from?
What’s the output of the following commands:-

lsb_release -a


uname -a

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lsb_release -a =
No lLSB modules are available
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
description: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic

uname -a=
Linux localhost 3.18.0-18747-gdea8d908bd77 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Mar 3 22:37:23 PST
2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Is this a chromebook running a modified Ubuntu on top of Chrome OS?

if so, that’s likely why it’s not working. It’s not really Ubuntu. We don’t ship Ubuntu 18.04.2 with a 3.18 kernel. Unfortunately snaps won’t run on that device because we need features found in the supported kernels which are much newer than 3.18.

Sorry about that.

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it is a cromebook sorry to wast your time


one think that could use explaining is that i can download snap files through the terminal using snap commands. i just cant install them

Dear all,

I have the same issue. My Linux system is UserLAnd v2.7.2 on top of an Android 10 smartphone. My data are:

sandokan@localhost:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS
Release:	18.04
Codename:	bionic
sandokan@localhost:~$ uname -a
Linux localhost 4.9.193-perf #2 SMP PREEMPT Fri Aug 7 23:10:49 IST 2020 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux
sandokan@localhost:~$ snap version
snap    2.47.1+18.04
snapd   unavailable
series  -
sandokan@localhost:~$ sudo systemctl start snapd
System has not been booted with systemd as init system (PID 1). Can't operate.
sandokan@localhost:~$ sudo snap install eclipse --classic
error: cannot communicate with server: Post http://localhost/v2/snaps/eclipse: dial unix /run/snapd.socket: connect: no such file or directory

Thanks for your time! :slight_smile: Dirk

systemd as init is currently a requirement to run snapd, it is unlikely you can make this work in that setup …

(base) grayson@gsb:~
$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Debian
Description:	Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
Release:	10
Codename:	buster


uname -a
Linux gsb 4.19.0-13-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.160-2 (2020-11-28) x86_64 GNU/Linux