How to Install Snap on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Snap on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Snap on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Snap or snappy is a management software developed by Canonical companies. The installation package is called snaps and the tool used to run it is the snapd application. Basically this snap resembles a tool that previously existed namely apt-get and didn’t try to replace it.

Install Snap on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Snap on Ubuntu 18.04.

To install snapd on Ubuntu type the following command:

sudo apt install snapd

Installing snap Packages:

sudo snap install <snap-name>

To remove a snap, all you need to do is run:

sudo snap remove <snap-name>

Check snap info:

sudo snap revert <snap-name>

We can use the snap list command, as shown below, to list the installed snap packages:

$ snap list

Name                 Version                    Rev   Tracking  Publisher    Notes
core                 16-2.43.3                  8689  stable    canonical*   core
core18               20200124                   1668  stable    canonical*   base
gimp                 2.10.18                    252   stable    snapcrafters -
gnome-3-26-1604      3.26.0.20191114            98    stable/…  canonical*   -
gnome-3-28-1804      3.28.0-16-g27c9498.27c9498 116   stable    canonical*   -
gnome-calculator     3.34.1+git1.d34dc842       544   stable/…  canonical*   -
gnome-characters     v3.32.1+git3.b9120df       399   stable/…  canonical*   -
gnome-logs           3.34.0                     81    stable/…  canonical*   -
gnome-system-monitor 3.32.1-3-g0ea89b4922       127   stable/…  canonical*   -
gtk-common-themes    0.1-28-g1503258            1440  stable/…  canonical*

That’s all you need to do to install Snap on Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.