Great news! Installing Snap packages in Arch Linux just got snappier! Because the
snapd package and the related
squashfs-tools are now in Arch Linux community Repository. To install
snapd on Arch Linux and Arch-based Linux distro like Manjaro, Apricity OS, simply run:
sudo pacman -S snapd
The snapd package contains the
snapd daemon and the
snap client. As you can see from the above screenshot, we’re installing the latest snapd 2.0.10. After it’s installed, start the daemon with:
sudo systemctl start snapd.socket
Then you can install snap packages like below which will install the telegram messenger.
sudo snap install telegram-sergiusens
To see a list of snap packages available for your OS, run:
Use the following command to enable the
snapd daemon to automatically start with the OS.
sudo systemctl enable snapd.socket
To check your version of snapd, run:
What do you think of this change? Can snap packages help reduce the fragmentation of Linux? Share your thoughts in the comments below.