Do you want to install Snap Store on the elementary OS to easily download hundreds of open-source software? Here are the steps to follow…
Snap Store is the GUI interface to install various SNAP packages available in the repository of it. The Snap is from the Ubuntu team that provides cross-platform packages to install on most of the available Linux editions regardless of their codebase.
The focus of the snap store is on the installation and administration of snaps, less, on programs from the package sources. For software installed as a snap package, the rights of the snap can be adjusted via the snap store.
With some Ubuntu derivatives such as Kubuntu and Ubuntu Mate, only snaps can be installed via the snap-store, not packages from the sources.
Install Snap Store on Elementary OS Linux distro
1. Open, command terminal
Go to Applications and search from the Terminal application that will allow running various commands on the Elementary OS.
2. Run system update command
Before moving further let’s run the system update command to make sure all the packages on our Linux systems are up to date.
sudo apt update
3. Install Snapd on elementary
To install Snap Store, we must have Snapd on our system which is not there, by default on Elementary OS like Ubuntu, thus to get that here is the command:
sudo apt install snapd
Enable and start Daemon
sudo systemctl start snapd sudo systemctl enable snapd
Log out and log in
To put the Snap, in your system path, log out, your current system session, and log in again.
4. Command to install Snap Store on Elementary Linux
Finally, run the last command to install the graphical user front for Snapd, so that we can install packages without visiting the terminal and issuing any commands.
sudo snap install snap-store
5. Run Snap Store
Go to Applications and search for Snap and you will see the store icon, click to run it.