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Snap is a package manager and deployment system developed by Canonical.


snapd is the daemon for Snap, a package manager.


Snapd requires some kernel configuration and the installation of AppArmor in order to properly contain snap packages. Otherwise, bugs may occur.

USE flags

USE flags for app-emulation/snapd Service and tools for management of snap packages

apparmor Enable AppArmor support.
cgroup-hybrid Default to hybrid (legacy) cgroup hierarchy instead of unified (modern).
forced-devmode Automatically disable application confinement if feature detection fails.
gtk Add support for x11-libs/gtk+ (The GIMP Toolkit)
kde Add support for software made by KDE, a free software community
systemd Enable use of systemd-specific libraries and features like socket activation or session tracking


Install app-emulation/snapd:

root #emerge --ask app-emulation/snapd