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How Snappy packages are different from Deb
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- Applications are no longer installed system-wide. The base Ubuntu operating system is kept securely isolated from applications you install later. Both the base system and Snappy packages are kept as read-only images.
- Snappy packages can include all the libraries and files they need, so they don’t depend on other packages.
- An update can never fail, as a package installation could potentially fail and become incomplete with typical Linux packages.
- Snappy also supports “delta” updates, which means only the changed bits of the package need to be downloaded and installed.
- Snappy-based Ubuntu systems might be standard.
Some snap commands
- snap help
- snap version
- snap list: see a list of installed snap app
- snap find queryname: find a snap app. For example snap find browser, snap find media.
- snap install appname: install snap apps
- snap remove appname: remove snap apps
- snap info appname: see more information about a snap app
- sudo snap refresh: update a snap app. You actually don't need it since snapd runs in the background and handles updates automatically
- snap changes: see a history of the changes made to your system
How to run the Snap applications: you can run snap applications just like any other application installed on your system.
How To Remove Old Snap Versions To Free Up Disk Space
$ du -sh /var/lib/snapd/snaps/ 2.2G /var/lib/snapd/snaps/ $ ls /var/lib/snapd/snaps/ anbox_167.snap gnome-characters_206.snap atom_222.snap gnome-characters_254.snap ... gnome-calculator_406.snap sublime-text_58.snap gnome-characters_139.snap $ sudo snap set system refresh.retain=2 # Not useful [sudo] password for brb: $ du -sh /var/lib/snapd/snaps/ 2.2G /var/lib/snapd/snaps/ $ nano remove-old-snaps $ chmod +x remove-old-snaps $ sudo ./remove-old-snaps atom (revision 222) removed atom (revision 223) removed ... sublime-text (revision 51) removed sublime-text (revision 44) removed $ du -sh /var/lib/snapd/snaps/ 1.1G /var/lib/snapd/snaps/
I haven't found any tutorial yet!
Sorry, I don't get the command line back. Booting stuck in the middle.