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If experiencing problems with fonts rendering properly inside snap packages, there is a known bug. The workaround:

  1. Install the old version of fontconfig from the Arch Linux Archive (as of this writing: 2.13.1+12+g5f5ec56-1). Version needs to be older than 2.13.91.
  2. Clean out the existing font cache:
    1. $ rm ~/.cache/fontconfig/*
    2. $ sudo rm /var/cache/fontconfig/*
    3. fc-cache -r
  3. Prevent upgrading fontconfig by mistake ... until Snap's installed version catches up.
    1. Edit /etc/pacman.conf
    2. Uncomment the IgnorePkg line and add fontconfig to it.
    3. Save

Dmgcontrol (talk) 22:25, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Snap support in Gnome Software 3.38

In Gnome Software Center 3.38 I get a "Failed to install file: not supported". It looks like this was disabled last year:

Searches in pacman for plugins only point out a packagekit plugin, the AUR is the same. I see a plugin package over at Debian Buster so I think it does exist.

Should this section be struck from the page?

Bujiraso (talk) 11:24, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Broken repo link - Snap installation not working

    1. git clone
    2. cd snap
    3. makepkg -i

making, making...

    1. "Cloning into bare repository '/home/dev/snap/snap'...
    2. Username for '':.... << PROVIDED MY USER AND PASS FOR GITHUB >>
    3. Password for '':....
    4. remote: Repository not found
    5. fatal: Authentication failed for ''
    6. ==> ERROR: Failure while downloading snap git repo
    7. Aborting...

After this I've checked the URL: - no trace of a repository named "snap" or "snap.git". It seems the link is broken in PKGBUILD, line 13

The note seems unrelated. The Snap page is about snaps (as in applications packaged as snaps) and snapd (a daemon to manage snaps). Can you indicate how (note the URL is 404) relates to this? Bboozzoo (talk) 18:37, 17 February 2021 (UTC)