# A04 ❯ Snapd Installation Guide

ℹ️ This article is part of AlmaLinux System Series.

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📆 Last modified 2023-06-07
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# 🌟 Introduction

The snap packages for AlmaLinux can be found in the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. 📦

# Enable EPEL repo 💽

If you haven’t done it yet, enable the EPEL repository for your AlmaLinux system:

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf upgrade

# Install 🛠


ℹ️ Important for cloud images users!

Before proceeding with the installation of snapd, it’s important to install the kernel-modules package as these type of images come with limited number of modules. This package includes SquashFS, a compressed read-only file system for Linux, which is necessary for the snapd functionality.


Install the kernel-modules, using the following command:

sudo dnf install kernel-modules

With the EPEL repository and kernel-modules added to your AlmaLinux installation, you can now install the snapd package: 📥

sudo dnf install snapd

# Set up ⚙️

Next, instruct systemd to enable the unit providing the snapd communication socket:

sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Then, enable classic snap support, create a symbolic link it requires:

sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

# Last installation step 🏁

To make sure the paths for snapd are updated correctly, you just need to re-login. Reboot will work too. 🔄

Congratulations, snapd is now installed and fully operational! 🎉

# Optional: for Desktop Users 🖥

If you’re using a desktop environment, consider installing the Snap Store app (https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/installing-the-snap-store-app/10077) 🛍️