Installation: cannot locate the core snap

Asked by David on 2017-06-13

I have followed these instructions to install Inkscape:

1) >> sudo apt install snapd

2) >> snap install inkscape

3) I now run as:
>> /snap/bin/inkscape

but I receive the following error:
>> cannot locate the core snap: No such file or directory

The command:
>> snap list

Name Version Rev Developer Notes
core 16-2 1689 canonical -
inkscape 0.92.1 2527 inkscape -

If i say:
>> sudo snap refresh core
I receive:
snap "core" has no updates available

Can you help me please to install Inkscape?

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

Maybe related to Bug #1689332

You could try using the "standard" version of inkscape instead of the snap package:

sudo apt-get install inkscape

David (davidcb) said : #2

I have studied Bug #1689332 and this is a different thread.

I do not use the
sudo apt-get install inkscape
way because this does not install the 0.92.1 version

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

What Operating system do you use?
For Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 there are inkscape 0.92.1 versions available in ppa:jonathonf/inkscape

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #4

The official ppa is NOT the one Manfred linked.

Please rather use this one:

Perhaps the last comment here:
can be helpful to solve your issue.

David (davidcb) said : #5

@ Hachmann (marenhachmann):

Thank you very much for your answer.
Following your instructions, I have gone to this link:

And I did:
sudo add-apt-repository
sudo apt-get update

Which is the next step to install this stable version of Inkscape ?

Thank you very much

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #6

Hi David,

sudo apt-get install inkscape

should then update the installed Inkscape version to the newer one from the ppa.

You can check the installed version number from the command line with
inkscape --version

Kind Regards,

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