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/run/udev/tags/ on a Kubuntu VM: Cannot remove 'snap_firefox_firefox' after uninstalling Firefox. What are these files?

I am trying to completely uninstall Firefox in a VM, which I did via: snap disable firefox snap remove --purge firefox But an FSearch query turned up the following: There is next to nothing on the ...
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Snap crashes while installing any application

Installing any application from snap bricks my laptop and I need to force power down. The command I run is: sudo snap install spotify Setup snap "spotify" (60) security profiles for auto-...
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Notepad++ has stopped working

I am new to Linux, having previously been a Windows-only user. I installed Notepad++ two months ago and everything has been working fine. Then, out of the blue, today it has stopped working and will ...
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Running `ncdu .` yields: "Error: could not open /var/lib/snapd/void". Why?

Running: sudo snap remove ncdu sudo snap install ncdu sudo chmod -R 777 * sudo ncdu . gives the error lqqqError!qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqk x ...
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I cannot install anything after locking Firefox to avoid installation of snap version in Kubuntu 22.04

I cannot post on the askubuntu stackexchange because 22.04 is still development branch. My problems are: Snap Firefox in that system has some bugs or buggy features (cannot be pinned to panel task ...
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Can't install anything using snap in ubuntu

So, I was trying to install VS Code: sudo snap install code --classic But I got the following error: error: cannot communicate with server: Post http://localhost/v2/snaps/code: dial unix /run/snapd....
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How to disable Filelight showing /snap/ directories?

Running Filelight shows many /snap/ directories even when excluded in Settings>Configure Filelight>Scanning tab>"Do not scan these folders:" list. This exclusion does not stop the ...
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snap package failing: /user.slice/user-1000.slice/session-1.scope is not a snap cgroup

Suddenly, snap packages are failing to run in my system with following error: /user.slice/user-1000.slice/session-1.scope is not a snap cgroup OS: Debian 11 Kernel: 5.10.0-12-amd64 $ SNAPD_DEBUG=1 ...
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snap store-installed applications won't open

snap list Name Version Rev Tracking Publisher Notes 0ad 0.0.25b-alpha 296 ...
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Use snapped version of program inside bash script

I have two version of a program install on my ubuntu 20.04 computer (unison). One is installed through sudo apt install, the other is a snap version. The program only works with the snap version. When ...
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Manjaro: how to update Android Studio (with snap) to bumblebee version?

I have the Archtic Fox version. All my straight friends have the bumblebee version. I want the bumblebee version too. HELP. I think I used snap. I tried "snap refresh" but nothing happened. ...
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Debian kernel version for Raspberry with respect to snap

I have a Raspberry 4B with Debian 11.2 installed. I could successfully install snapd. Trying to run "snap install core" resulted in an error telling that filesystem "squashfs" is ...
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debian 11 Notepad ++ not running after snap install

I am new to linux so I am sorry if this is an easy question. I followed https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-notepad-on-linux however when I go search the applications folder for notepad++ it does ...
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How can I make a program I've added to the PATH run from the terminal?

I've followed this question to add eclipse to the path (using ln -s to make a link to /usr/local/bin/eclipse from home download), and when i type whereis eclipse I get /usr/local/bin/eclipse, but when ...
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XDG_DATA_DIRS env variable using two separator types in fish shell

After doing an OS upgrade (opensuse leap 15.2 -> 15.3), my XDG setup broke. Among other things, my XDG_DATA_DIR env var uses two different value separators: : and . Current XDG_DATA_DIRS value: /...
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Btrfs: How can I save a snapshot to a subvolume that is not visible from the mount point

My root partition has a subvolume @ (mounted to /) and a folder @snapshot. When mounting the partition, I provided subvol=@, so @snapshot is not visible. Can I take a snapshot of / and save it at @...
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nothing provides selinux-policy-base >= 3.14.3-80.el8_5.2

I am trying to install snap on my rhel 8.4 machine and it throws the following error Error: Problem: package snapd-2.54.1-1.el8.x86_64 requires snapd-selinux = 2.54.1-1.el8, but none of the ...
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Unable to install snap store or spotify

I have tried installing snap store or any other snap packages but i keep getting an error : error: cannot perform the following tasks: Mount snap “snap-store” (558) (snap “snap-store” assumes ...
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Snap on Kubuntu 21.10

I've been using Kubuntu with Snap for quite a while and no bigger issues so far. Today all my snap apps stopped launching, reporting the following error: /user.slice/user-1000.slice/session-3.scope is ...
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.deb packages from internet V/S Snapccraft V/S Flathub

I am currently using Pop!_OS 21.10. I want to install MS Teams and there are 3 options for me: 1 - On the website of MS Teams they provide a .deb package that can be installed. 2 - Using Flathub 3 - ...
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How to use unison-jz inside a bash script?

unison-jz works well on a bash command-line but not inside a script. It seems that inside the script, it falls back to the regular unison command. Can someone tell me how to use unison-jz inside a ...
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What breaks package compatibility between OpenRC and Systemd

I switched recently to Artix Linux with OpenRC as Init-system. I was using Manjaro before, which uses Systemd. Anyway, I was trying to install some packages I used on Manjaro that I have gotten from ...
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mkdir error, permission denied

i was installed spotify yesterday with snap in kali linux, then i run with snap run spotify and i get error like this : snap run spotify WARNING: cgroup v2 is not fully supported yet, proceeding with ...
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Ubuntu Firefox snap leaves .xdp temp files when saving download to Virtualbox NTFS shared directory

I have Ubuntu Mate 20.04 running in a Virtualbox VM on Windows 10. I have the snap version of Firefox 94.0.1 running in the VM. If I download a file in Firefox to my home directory on the ext4 file ...
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Unable to install anything using snap on MX Linux 21 KDE

Whenever I try to install anything via the snap store, the tasks remain incomplete due to an error. I tried this command in my terminal: sudo snap install core. And it gives me this output:‍‍ error: ...
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Why do boottimes differ daily?

My boottimes differ on a daily basis ( in Kubuntu, which I use as a daily driver ). Sometimes the BPFilter ( UFW ) will start displaying errors for about 10 seconds. Sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes my ...
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calling program looks in snap folder

I'm running ubuntu, and have just attempted to install john the ripper: Nicolay@dom:~/Notes/TA/AppliedInfoSec/PassCracking$ sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal ...
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Program will not uninstall

I have john the ripper installed on my ubuntu 20.04 machine. Originally, I simply installed it using apt-get. But now I need to remove it from my machine. Currently when I type john I get this: ask@...
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Snap code error

Im trying to instal Vcode++ on linux, but it needs snap. was installing "sudo snap install --classic code" But im getting this error. "error: cannot communicate with server: Post "...
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VLC doesn't open through terminal or GUI

I installed VLC through terminal but it shows: bash: /snap/bin/vlc: No such file or directory I also tried: which vlc and it showed: /usr/bin/vlc When I try to run it through sudo su, it shows this ...
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can't stat file more than once?

So I've got a bizarre error that occurs when I use ffmpeg.ffprobe on an MP4 file that is hosted my NAS. When I login to a shell and switch to any directory on my network storage that contains a MP4 ...
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problem installing mathpix snip

I'm trying to install mathpix snip to convert an equation from a pdf to LaTeX code following the instructions on the website https://mathpix.com/docs/snip/linux-overview and when I try to run the ...
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Can't remove a snap package (unlinkat)

When trying to remove android-studio with snap (sudo snap remove android-studio) I get the error: cannot perform the following tasks: Remove data for snap "android-studio" (114) (unlinkat /...
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Modify Apache configuration from Nextcloud snap

I installed Nextcloud v21 via snap on Ubuntu hosted on my VPS. Now I want to enable Pretty URLs to remove the index.php in the URL. Per their documentation, as a prerequisite to editing the Nextcloud ...
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how to use: "snap run tomcat" from the console?

What I'm looking to do is to start/stop tomcat from the console: nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ sudo systemctl start tomcat Failed to start tomcat.service: Unit tomcat.service not found. ...
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Can you extract a pypy3 rpm from snap?

I have centos 7.6 at work and would like to install pypy3. For policy reasons outside my control they won't do this unless they can find an rpm to install. https://snapcraft.io/install/pypy3/centos ...
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Improper font redering in snaps on fedora, just empty rectangles instead of proper letters

I am getting improper font rendering in my snaps on my Fedora 34 workstation. Instead of proper letters, I currently have just empty rectangles. Something like this:https://i.imgur.com/oS88a6N.png ...
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Snap cannot create user data directory: Not a directory

My PC fails to run snap packages, when I try I get: 2021/07/31 20:56:38.255535 cmd_run.go:576: WARNING: XAUTHORITY environment value is not a clean path: "/mnt/e664d184-8567-4278-93ce-...
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Install gtk-common-themes on Raspberry Pi Offline

I am trying to install "gtk-common-themes" for Snap offline on a Raspberry Pi 2B. It is imperative the device stays offline. On another Raspberry Pi 3 (online) machine, running the same OS (...
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Snap in Pamac CLI

is it possible to manage snap packages on the cli with pamac, such as running pamac search wickr for example. I see them in the GUI, and can also list them with snap, but I was hoping for a one size ...
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Can't find installed softwares with snap on Fedora

I tried to install PyCharm on Fedora: [ac@fedora ~]$ sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic 2021-06-30T14:26:23+02:00 INFO Waiting for automatic snapd restart... pycharm-community 2021.1.2 from ...
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Why anbox is not found on the Application Finder of Ubuntu 20.04 with XFCE4?

My goal is to install anbox in Ubuntu 20.04 and run it through PuTTy (with X11 Forwarding, can it be done?) or Widnows Remote Desktop Connection. My actual result: Installation successful. However I ...
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There is any way to block specific apps on snap or flatpak so these can't be installed on my computer?

I want to prevent the installation of some really distracting apps on my computer. I can do this on Apt by modifying a configuration file. But I haven't managed to do the same on Snap or Flatpak. I ...
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set or pass an environment variable to a snap application (reach pulseaudio server on another machine via tcp from within a snap application)

dear power users and devolopers, i am encountering some problems, adjusting to the way snap works. i always embraced all the possibilities that a GNU/Linux distribution offers me. however, i feel that ...
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Why does changing Nextcloud snap's http port to 81 add many php-fpm processes?

I recently installed Nextcloud as a snap on a Debian 10 VPS. I want this instance to be served with Apache via a reverse proxy at nextcloud.mysite.com. I have a website being served on ports 80 and ...
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A fresh install of snapd and notepad-plus-plus leads to a failure with "unsupported features: snapd2.43"

On a fresh Debian 10 install, I did : sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus but I received the message : error: cannot perform the following tasks: Mount snap "notepad-plus-...
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How to permanently set proxy in Snap?

Snap store is blocked by ISP so I have to connect through proxy. I tried to use following commands to set proxy: sudo snap set system proxy.http="socks5://ip:port" sudo snap set system proxy....
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Java Error when trying to install snapd

I recently tried to install snapd on my Debian 10 VPS, when I encountered this error: Setting up jdk1.8 (1.8.0271-1) ... Unpacking JAR files... tools.jar... Error: Could not open input file: /...
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snap imported wrong chromium profile - lost tabs, extensions

I have been using the Snap Chromium on Qubes OS (in a Fedora 23 AppVM) for a long time. Today, it broke, as it often does, so I checked what was broken: bash-5.0$ snap list Name Version ...
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installation of snap-store in kali linux 2020.4

I was trying to install snap-store in kali linux 2020.4. sudo install snapd sudo snap install snap-store I tried above source code. And, I am getting that I have successfully installed snap-store. ...
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