Ubuntu – Disable snapd.refresh.service on 16.04 to speed up boot (no snap packages in use)


I run Ubuntu 16.04 but never installed any snap packages, at least not that I would know of any.

Here are my slowest processes at boot:

$ systemd-analyze blame | head
      9.057s snapd.refresh.service
      5.058s NetworkManager-wait-online.service
      1.126s dev-sdb5.device
       822ms storage.mount
       804ms data.mount
       397ms gpu-manager.service
       390ms apt-daily.service
       363ms systemd-rfkill.service
       334ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-B023\x2d3905.service
       251ms accounts-daemon.service

Obviously snapd.refresh.service is taking a huge amount of time compared to the rest, especially as I have no need for snaps anyway.

How can I disable all snap related stuff to speed my boot time up?

Best Answer

  • There's no need to disable it to speed up the boot. This was a mistake on our part, and has been fixed in 2.11, out for updating in the next couple of days. Here is the full change log:


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