Linux Mint 20 cannot install snapd missing solution

The Linux Mint team has disabled it by setting an apt preference, you can edit or just remove the file:

sudo apt install snapd
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package snapd is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'snapd' has no installation candidate

Solution, delete the preference to disable snapd

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref

 


realtechtalkcom@realtechtalkcom-VirtualBox:~$ sudo apt install snapd
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  snapd
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 279 not upgraded.
Need to get 30.4 MB of archives.
After this operation, 134 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/main amd64 snapd amd64 2.51.1+20.04ubuntu2 [30.4 MB]
Fetched 30.4 MB in 3s (10.2 MB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package snapd.
(Reading database ... 279902 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../snapd_2.51.1+20.04ubuntu2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking snapd (2.51.1+20.04ubuntu2) ...
Setting up snapd (2.51.1+20.04ubuntu2) ...
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/snapd.apparmor.service → /lib/systemd/system/snapd.apparmor.service.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/snapd.autoimport.service → /lib/systemd/system/snapd.autoimport.service.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/snapd.core-fixup.service → /lib/systemd/system/snapd.core-fixup.service.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/snapd.recovery-chooser-trigger.service → /lib/systemd/system/snapd.recovery-chooser-trigger.service.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/snapd.seeded.service → /lib/systemd/system/snapd.seeded.service.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/cloud-final.service.wants/snapd.seeded.service → /lib/systemd/system/snapd.seeded.service.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/snapd.service → /lib/systemd/system/snapd.service.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/timers.target.wants/snapd.snap-repair.timer → /lib/systemd/system/snapd.snap-repair.timer.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/sockets.target.wants/snapd.socket → /lib/systemd/system/snapd.socket.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/final.target.wants/snapd.system-shutdown.service → /lib/systemd/system/snapd.system-shutdown.service.
snapd.failure.service is a disabled or a static unit, not starting it.
snapd.snap-repair.service is a disabled or a static unit, not starting it.
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.1-1) ...
Processing triggers for dbus (1.12.16-2ubuntu2.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24+linuxmint1) ...


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