Linux Mint 20 with the code-name as ‘Ulyana’ was released recently. It is an LTS release that means, it will have update support up to 2025. One big change in the Mint 20 edition is that it has removed the snap support from the distribution and blocks users from enabling it by default. In this guide, you will learn, how you can enable the snap application support in Linux Mint 20.
Removing the blocking preference
Before you can install ‘snapd’ service utility, you much remove a snapd package blocking preference from the configurations of Mint Linux.
For this navigate to the the ‘preferences.d’ folder inside the ‘/etc’ and remove the ‘nosnap.pref’ file.
sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
After removing the file, you can update the repositories of the system.
sudo apt update
Now let’s install ‘snapd’ in the Mint distribution to enable the ‘snap’ support.
sudo apt install snapd
After installing the ‘snapd’ package, simply logout from the system and login again.
To verify whether the snap is installed or not, execute the below command. This should output similar result.
snap 2.45.1 snapd 2.45.1 series 16 linuxmint 20 kernel 5.4.0-26-generic
As you can see the snap has been successfully installed and configured in the system.
Now you can install your snap applications in Linux Mint 20 without any hustle. Simply execute the regular installation command.
sudo snap install opera
Installing snap store in Mint 20
You can also install the ‘snap-store’ in the Mint Linux to graphically install and manage the snap application.
To install snap store use the below command:
sudo snap install snap-store
Watch Video guide on YouTube
Additionally, You can also watch a step-by-step video guide on YouTube to get a better understanding of it.
So that was it, about how to enable snap support on Linux Mint 20. Let me know what you think about it in the comment section below and don’t forget to subscribe to the LinuxH2O Youtube channel. Till then, keep enjoying Linux.