Snap packages are now officially in Fedora 25 and earlier


Yesterday we received another official news from Canonical and Ubuntu. And no, it is nothing related to another canceled product but quite the opposite. David Callé has reported that Snap packages for the Fedora distribution now officially exist. Specifically for Fedora 25, Fedora 26 and Fedora 24.

Now the support of these packages within this distribution is official, something that previously was not, although snap packages could be installed.

Fedora now has official support for snap packages and users can use it by reporting problems

In any case, the official Fedora repositories already have the packages related to the Snapd daemon and snap packages, in such a way that users can already install any application within Fedora through snap packages.

To install snap packages or make the snapd daemon operational, as in other distributions, we have to follow the following steps:

sudo dnf install snapd

Esto will install the daemon that will allow us to install snap packages. Without this, the package installation does not work and therefore the snap command will not be in effect. After performing this installation, now we can open the terminal and write the following:

sudo snap install nombre_aplicación

In the case of Fedora 24, there is a problem with the socket, so before installing any snap application and after installing the snapd demon, we have to execute the following command:

sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Snap packages are easy to install and manage, just like flatpak packages. Fedora is one of the many distributions that the two package systems will adopt., something that recalls the confrontation that years ago there was between rpm and deb packages, a confrontation that was solved with tools such as alien or the repositories with both packages. This made the user and developer choose what type of package to use and it is something that will happen with Flatpak and Snap. However What kind of packages do you keep?

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