Ubuntu – Does Xubuntu 16.04 have the ubuntu snap installed


I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 beta 2 to 16.04 LTS recently and read How To Install And Remove Snap Packages In Ubuntu 16.04.

But when I run snap list I am getting the following output:

error: no snaps found

Does Xubuntu also have snap packaging or is this only for Ubuntu?

Output of lsb_release -a:

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Release:    16.04
Codename:   xenial

Best Answer

  • Canonical unveils 6th LTS release of Ubuntu with 16.04 - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS adds new “snap” application package format, enabling further convergence across IOT, mobile and desktop.

    You just get this output because you currently have no snap packages installed ... execute :

    snap find  

    The output shows the currently available packages :

    Name                   Version                  Summary  
    canonical-dragon       0.7.1                    The gadget snap for the dragonboard  
    canonical-i386         3.1                      The gadget snap for generic i386 systems  
    canonical-pc           3.1                      AMD64 generic package  
    canonical-pc-linux     4.4.0-18+20160419.13-26  The ubuntu-core kernel snap  
    canonical-pi2          3.2                      Raspberry Pi 2 support package  
    go-example-webserver   16.04-4                  Minimal Golang webserver for snappy  
    hello-world            6.0                      Hello world example  
    http                   4.6692016                HTTPie in a snap  
    links                  2.12-1                   Web browser running in text mode  
    moon-buggy                    Drive a car across the moon  
    nmap                   7.12SVN-0.4              Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source utility for network discovery and security auditing  
    notes-dpm              0.0.8+snap1              Note-taking application, write down your thoughts  
    shout                  0.53.0                   A self hosted web IRC client  
    sshtron                1.0                      multiplayer Tron via ssh  
    tor-middle-relay                Essential infrastructure node for Tor network  
    ubuntu-calculator-app  2.1+snap3                Ubuntu Calculator application for the Unity 7 desktop  
    ubuntu-clock-app       3.6+snap3                Ubuntu Clock application for the Unity 7 desktop  
    ubuntu-core            16.04+20160419.20-55     The ubuntu-core OS snap  
    xkcd-webserver         16.04-5                  Show random XKCD compic via a build-in webserver  

    To install a snap package execute :

    sudo snap install <package-name>  

    After having installed packages, snap list will show you the installed packages.

    For more information about all available snap commands execute : snap --help.

    Example :

    sudo snap install nmap  

    Result :

    snap list
    Name         Version               Developer
    nmap         7.12SVN-0.4           joetalbott
    ubuntu-core  16.04+20160419.20-55  canonical
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