How to fix sudo: snap: command not found and snap store not working in Linux

While trying to install any snap from snap store you might get some error or the snaps are not loading.
When you try to install them from terminal you get this error

sudo: snap: command not found

cause of problem

This might be a problem caused by some broken packages or some missing packages. This usually occur after software update. So here’s how to fix this.

How to fix

Open terminal manually or by pressing Ctrl + Alt + t

Note: if this gives “sudo: command not found” error, then fix it using this command.

Step 1

Type and enter your superuser password

sudo apt-get update --fix-missing
Hit:1 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable InRelease
Hit:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute InRelease
Hit:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-updates InRelease
Hit:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-backports InRelease
Hit:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-security InRelease
Reading package lists... Done

If it gives dpkg error then use

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Step 2

After checking missing packages install snapd without this you can’t install snaps with ‘sudo snap’ .

sudo apt install snapd
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed
  snapd 
0 to upgrade, 1 to newly install, 0 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.
Need to get 21.0 MB of archives.
After this operation, 95.4 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute/main amd64 snapd amd64 2.49.2+21.04ubuntu1 [21.0 MB]
Fetched 21.0 MB in 9s (2,459 kB/s)                                             
Selecting previously unselected package snapd.
(Reading database ... 330001 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../snapd_2.49.2+21.04ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking snapd (2.49.2+21.04ubuntu1) ...
Setting up snapd (2.49.2+21.04ubuntu1) ...
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/snapd.apparmor.servi
ce → /lib/systemd/system/snapd.apparmor.service.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/snapd.autoimport.ser
vice → /lib/systemd/system/snapd.autoimport.service.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/snapd.core-fixup.ser
vice → /lib/systemd/system/snapd.core-fixup.service.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/snapd.recovery-choos
er-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.servi
ce → /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/sys
temd/system/snapd.socket.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/final.target.wants/snapd.system-shutdown.ser
vice → /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 desktop-file-utils (0.26-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.4-2) ...
Processing triggers for dbus (1.12.20-1ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for mailcap (3.68ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.5+21.04.20210119-0ubuntu1) ...

Step 3

After installing snapd try to install the snap which was giving no snap error

sudo snap install telegram-desktop
Setup snap "snapd" (12398) security profiles                                   /



2021-07-16T05:25:30+05:30 INFO Waiting for automatic snapd restart...
telegram-desktop 2.8.4-2-gc22d7ffcf from Telegram FZ-LLC (telegram.desktop) installed


 Error fixed!

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