How to install and use Snap on Ubuntu
Snapcraft is a next-generation package manager by Canonical. Using Snap you can install complex applications with one click, let’s take a look at how to install Snap and use it!
What is Snap? How do I install it on X distribution?
Snap (or Snapcraft) is an advanced package manager, you can read more about it in this article. Snap aims to run any application packaged as “snap” on any Linux distribution. However Snap’s not quite there yet and it works best on Ubuntu.
How to install Snapcraft
Installing Snapcraft is surprisingly on any recent version of Ubuntu (>=14.04):
Searching for Snaps
Installing a Snap
Removing a Snap
Updating a Snap
Snaps are automatically updated but you can check for updates using this command:
Snapcraft provides some advanced features such as update rollbacks and software “deactivation” (uninstalling without uninstalling).
Enabling/Disabling a Snap
There may be times where an installed snap is unused but you want to keep it on your system. In this case you can enable/disable the Snap:
Reverting an update (rollback)
There may be Snap that contain complex software such as daemons, in this case you can manage their state using Snap as well!
Starting/stopping services (also on boot)