To install the Snap Store on Debian I must:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install core
Install Snap Store
To install Snap Store, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install snap-store
My system is up to date, freshly installed, and also upgraded.
I installed snapd.
I’m unable to install package “core” because E: Unable to locate package core.
How can I install package core to be able to install the Snap Store?
Linux debian 4.19.0-17-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.194-1 (2021-06-10) x86_64 GNU/Linux
In troubleshooting and trying to install Discord which was my main focus anyway, I came across this:
$ sudo snap install discord
error: cannot communicate with server: Post http://localhost/v2/snaps/discord: dial unix /run/snapd.socket: connect: no such file or directory
Snapd service didn’t start after installation. I had to run
systemctl start snapd.service
then tried to install Discord. It failed with:
sudo snap install discord
error: cannot perform the following tasks:
- Mount snap "discord" (128) (snap "discord" assumes unsupported features: snapd2.43 (try to update snapd and refresh the core snap))
To update/refresh snap:
sudo snap refresh
$ sudo snap refresh
All snaps up to date.
Restarting snapd service didn’t resolve the problem.
I searched online for answers but I couldn’t find any. I give up. I’m just going to install Discord the normal way, through their own deb package. I don’t think I’ll continue using Snap. I was able to install another application through snap but, it seems too buggy to use regularly.
I’m leaving this post up for others who experience similar issues.