Timeout waiting for snap system profiles to get updated

This error has been reported on discourse.ubuntu.com when running the chromium snap:

juil. 19 17:10:56 oem-desktop chromium_chromium.desktop[2022]: internal error, please report: running “chromium” failed: timeout waiting for snap system profiles to get updated

Can snapd experts explain what’s going on, and what might be causing this?

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I’ve seen this error when the version of the /usr/lib/snapd/snapd binary doesn’t match the version of /usr/lib/snapd/snap-confine and snapd would always fail to start, but I did that to myself during development. Not sure how that could happen in the wild, but logs of snapd.service would be helpful

I have the same problem:

⋊> ~ chromium-browser ‘http://…’
internal error, please report: running “chromium” failed: timeout waiting for snap system profiles to get updated

chromium was working fine when it was installed as deb. Some ubuntu software update told me it needed to replace the chromium-browser deb with a snap instead, and now it does not work anymore. Thanks, snap! Job well done. Thanks, ubuntu! Will change back to debian, hopefully they do not jump onto snap as well.

Okay, so it’s been 2 years and I’m having the same problem.

so you could probably provide the logs that ian asked about above …