[user00@fedora ~]$ sudo dnf install snapd Last metadata expiration check: 0:47:54 ago on Mon 21 Mar 2022 06:15:01 PM PDT. Dependencies resolved. ================================================================================ Package Architecture Version Repository Size ================================================================================ Installing: snapd x86_64 2.54.4-1.fc35 updates 14 M Installing dependencies: snap-confine x86_64 2.54.4-1.fc35 updates 2.3 M Transaction Summary ================================================================================ Install 2 Packages Total download size: 16 M Installed size: 63 M Is this ok [y/N]: y Downloading Packages: (1/2): snap-confine-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64.rpm 2.4 MB/s | 2.3 MB 00:00 (2/2): snapd-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64.rpm 6.7 MB/s | 14 MB 00:02 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 6.5 MB/s | 16 MB 00:02 Running transaction check Transaction check succeeded. Running transaction test Transaction test succeeded. Running transaction Preparing : 1/1 Installing : snap-confine-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 1/2 error: lsetfilecon: (/usr/libexec/snapd/snap-confine;62392e58, system_u:object_r:snappy_confine_exec_t:s0) Invalid argument error: Plugin selinux: hook fsm_file_prepare failed Error unpacking rpm package snap-confine-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 Installing : snapd-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 2/2 error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/libexec/snapd/snap-confine;62392e58: cpio: (error 0x2) error: snap-confine-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64: install failed Error unpacking rpm package snapd-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 Verifying : snap-confine-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 1/2 Verifying : snapd-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 2/2 Failed: snap-confine-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 snapd-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 Error: Transaction failed [user00@fedora ~]$ sudo dnf remove snapd [sudo] password for user00: No match for argument: snapd No packages marked for removal. Dependencies resolved. Nothing to do. Complete! [user00@fedora ~]$
sudo dnf update
I install snap follow guide from this link:
$ snap list Name Version Rev Tracking Publisher Notes core 16-2.54.4 12821 latest/stable canonical✓ core $ snap --version snap 2.54.4-1.fc35 snapd 2.54.4-1.fc35 series 16 fedora 35 kernel 5.16.15-201.fc35.x86_64
I don’t see a bug about this in the bug list, and it installed fine on my F35 (and F36) system here. On my system, it installed 3 packages, though:
snapd snap-confine snap-selinux.
$ sudo dnf install snapd [sudo] password for asinha: Last metadata expiration check: 3:23:24 ago on Tue 22 Mar 2022 05:34:14 GMT. Dependencies resolved. ======================================================================================================================================== Package Architecture Version Repository Size ======================================================================================================================================== Installing: snapd x86_64 2.54.4-1.fc35 updates 14 M Installing dependencies: snap-confine x86_64 2.54.4-1.fc35 updates 2.3 M snapd-selinux noarch 2.54.4-1.fc35 updates 232 k Transaction Summary ======================================================================================================================================== Install 3 Packages Total download size: 16 M Installed size: 63 M Is this ok [y/N]: y Downloading Packages: (1/3): snapd-selinux-2.54.4-1.fc35.noarch.rpm 3.1 MB/s | 232 kB 00:00 (2/3): snap-confine-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64.rpm 17 MB/s | 2.3 MB 00:00 (3/3): snapd-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64.rpm 48 MB/s | 14 MB 00:00 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 39 MB/s | 16 MB 00:00 Running transaction check Transaction check succeeded. Running transaction test Transaction test succeeded. Running transaction Preparing : 1/1 Running scriptlet: snapd-selinux-2.54.4-1.fc35.noarch 1/3 Installing : snapd-selinux-2.54.4-1.fc35.noarch 1/3 Running scriptlet: snapd-selinux-2.54.4-1.fc35.noarch 1/3 Installing : snap-confine-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 2/3 Installing : snapd-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 3/3 Running scriptlet: snapd-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 3/3 Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/sockets.target.wants/snapd.socket → /usr/lib/systemd/system/snapd.socket. Created symlink /etc/systemd/user/sockets.target.wants/snapd.session-agent.socket → /usr/lib/systemd/user/snapd.session-agent.socket. Running scriptlet: snapd-selinux-2.54.4-1.fc35.noarch 3/3 Running scriptlet: snapd-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 3/3 Verifying : snap-confine-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 1/3 Verifying : snapd-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 2/3 Verifying : snapd-selinux-2.54.4-1.fc35.noarch 3/3 Installed: snap-confine-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 snapd-2.54.4-1.fc35.x86_64 snapd-selinux-2.54.4-1.fc35.noarch Complete!
Have you made any changes to your
dnf configuration that is preventing the
selinux package from being installed?
Thank you for responding Afiadi. I think I’m going to reinstall if I can’t get it figured out in a few days…
[user00@fedora ~]$ sudo dnf update
[sudo] password for user00:
Fedora 35 - x86_64 - Updates 20 kB/s | 8.0 kB 00:00
Fedora 35 - x86_64 - Updates 1.3 MB/s | 3.5 MB 00:02
Fedora Modular 35 - x86_64 - Updates 44 kB/s | 15 kB 00:00
snapd and snap-confine both have snap-selinux as a
Requires in the spec, so I can only assume that snapd-selinux was somehow already installed beforehand and separate from the other snapd programs. It could be that it was successfully installed in a previous attempt but snapd and snap-confine were left uninstalled when the cpio error happened.
The cpio error seems to indicate that either the downloaded RPM was corrupt (unlikely) or that something funny is happening on the filesystem, such as perhaps a directory exists where RPM is trying to install a file, etc. I notice that these “guides” seem to ask you to symlink to
/snap but I’m wondering if snap-confine is trying to set that directory up for you but can’t because of the existing, unexpected symlink. If you made that symlink to
/snap already, you might try removing it and then try installing snapd again with dnf.
I’m a noob just moved away from Windows to Linux two weeks ago. Yes you are correct on your first paragraph; snap was working prior and snap apps was installed; I will look into how to remove the symlink to /snap as and reinstalling snapd. Thank you much Scott!
Thank you Ankur for responding. It was working fine until I messed it up. Did not made changes to dnf. This is good learning for me since I moved away from Windows to Linux two weeks ago. Thank you again.
No worries. In general, it’s not good to mix
dnf based packages with software installed using other methods—compiling from source or from installer binaries/scripts and so on.
The packages we receive using
dnf from the standard Fedora (and RPM Fusion repos if enabled) have been tested to work well with all the packages that these repositories provide—this is what distributions do pretty much. The same cannot be said of other third party repositories/sources—one must check these each time to verify.
Next, packages from the standard repos will always install in the correct locations—we use the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard:
So anything else should not be installed in these standard directories because it will mess with the system package files. The most common scenario is to install stuff in an alternative file system hierarchy under
/opt. That way we don’t mess with the standard system files. (For programming and software development, most languages now permit virtual environments where packages of various versions can be installed without affecting/overwriting/conflicting with system packages.)
The last note I have is that it’s generally a good idea to keep
/home on a different partition. That way when we’re experimenting if stuff breaks, a reinstall fixes it and you just re-use your user folder in
/home by creating the same user during the reinstall. So all the user specific settings and data is reused.
Thank you much Ankur!