snapd

Daemon and tooling that enable snap packages
  https://github.com/snapcore/snapd
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Install, configure, refresh and remove snap packages. Snaps are 'universal' packages that work across many different Linux systems, enabling secure distribution of the latest apps and utilities for cloud, servers, desktops and the internet of things.

Start with 'snap list' to see installed snaps.
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uberdonkey 5 days ago

Serves a purpose. So, ok, it's great if you have a problem with dependencies in installing some software. Deb/PPA would always be preferred installation for me to keep the system integrated and streamlined (you don't want to be installing the same software several times, which potentially you are doing with snap packages). However, there are times you just can't easily install software in another way, so it serves a useful function and works well. One important point is that it creates several small partitions on your hard drive to operate, so if you want to get rid of it completely 'remove' isn't enough, you must 'purge'. A short comparison of deb and snaps is here https://snapcraft.io/blog/a-technical-comparison-between-snaps-and-debs

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rawaniajay 1 year ago

Awesome !