Ubuntu – Remove Snapd

When I deploy a new Ubuntu Server, I automatically get this thing called “Snapd”. What is it, some package manager? Whatever it is, I don’t need it on my server.

Here’s how to remove it:

First, check if you have some Snap packages installed:

~$ snap list
<..Output>

Second, Remove (if any) installed Snap packages

~$ sudo snap remove <package>
[sudo] password for user: 
<..Output>

Third, Stop the Snap SystemD service

~$ sudo systemctl stop snapd
Warning: Stopping snapd.service, but it can still be activated by:
  snapd.socket

Fourth, Uninstall Snapd

~$ sudo apt remove --purge --assume-yes snapd gnome-software-plugin-snap
<..Output>

Fifth, Remove Snapd from Home

~$ rm -rf ~/snap/

Sixth, Remove Snapd cache

~$ sudo rm -rf /var/cache/snapd/ 

Enjoy ?

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