How to install Snap Store in Linux Mint 20 / Linux Mint 20.1

In this tutorial we’re going to learn how to install Snap Store in Linux Mint 20 and Linux mint 20.1, By default snap is disabled on Linux Mint, The Snap Store, also known as the Ubuntu Store, is a commercial centralized software store operated by Canonical. Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Similar to AppImage or Flatpak, the Snap Store is able to provide up-to-date software no matter what version of Linux you are running and how old your libraries are.

Install Snap Store in Linux Mint 20 and Linux Mint 20.1

1. Update system

lets get first, run the system update command to refresh the system repositories and update the system installed packages.

sudo apt update
Update Linux mint system repository

2. Enable & Install Snapd on Linux Mint 20

As we know unlike other Ubuntu-based Linux systems, Mint developers have disabled the SNAP to use on the Linux 20 and Linux Mint 20.1 system by default. So first, we need to enable the same, and then only we will be able to install Snap store. However, if you are using Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya), 18.3 (Sylvia), 19 (Tara), and 19.1 (Tessa), we don’t have to do anything, the snap will be there out of the box.

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref

sudo apt update

#Install Snap on Linux 

sudo apt install snapd
remove nosnap.pref
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd on linux mint 20
snapd installation

3. Start & Enable the Snap Daemon

Once the Snap is on your system, let start its service and enable it to autostart with the system boot.

sudo systemctl start snapd.service
sudo systemctl enable snapd.service
linux mint snapd service enable

4. Install Snap Store on Linux Mint

Now, it doesn’t matter you have a previous version or the latest Linux Mint 20.1, run the below-given command to install Snap Store in Linux mint 20 :

sudo snap install snap-store
install Snap Store in Linux Mint 20

After successfully installation of snap-store, simply search and open snap store ;

Conclusion :

In this tutorial, we learned how to install snap store in Linux mint 20 and Linux Mint 20.1, if you have any queries or issues you can use comment section below.

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