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How to install SnapCraft on Rocky Linux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Snapcraft and snap-store on Rocky Linux 8.

Snap is a software packaging and deployment system developed by Canonical for operating systems that use the Linux kernel. The packages, called snaps, and the tool for using them, snapd, work across a range of Linux distributions and allow upstream software developers to distribute their applications directly to users.

Snaps are self-contained applications running in a sandbox with mediated access to the host system.They are containerized software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run.

Snaps applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

  • Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of million.

Install Snap on Rocky Linux 8

Follow the steps below to get started with installing snap manager

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Make sure that your system packages are updated to the latest version by running the command below.

sudo dnf check-update && sudo dnf update -y && sudo dnf upgrade -y
  • Next Install Epel release as follows:
sudo dnf install epel-release
  • Snap is available on Rocky Linux 8 base repository, so you can install it by running the following command:
sudo dnf install snapd
  • Once the installed, start the snapd daemon as shown below
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo systemctl start --now snapd.socket
sudo systemctl status snapd.socket
  • Also you can enable the classic snap support by creating a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap, just run the below command:
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sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap  /snap
  • Also you can install Snap store GUI:
sudo snap install snap-store
  • You can access it by searching on as follows:
  • Snap store will be launched as shown:
  • Verify snapd by checking the version of Snap as shown below
snap --version

Use Snap on Rocky Linux 8

  • Run snap command to get information about Snap, usage, and used commands (help)
snap --help
  • List all Snap packages available on the Snap repository:
snap find
  • Install a specific package, for example downloading telegram application as shown below, just run:
snap install telegram-desktop


That’s it

In this guide, we illustrated how to install snapcraft on Rocky Linux Systems.

I hope this article was useful.

Thank you!!


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