I have Ubuntu installed on Windows 10 in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and I am getting this problem whenever I run snap install <package> or snap list.

Has anyone had a similar error?

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install Ubuntu on Windows 10 WSL
2. sudo apt update
3. sudo apt install snapd
4. snap list (or) snap install ffsend

NB: I have also tried sudo snap list and it returns the same error.


Snap requires the "System and Service Manager" systemd which is a missing piece in WSL. Right now snap is not supported in WSL.

When running the command snap install htop I receive the following info:

Interacting with snapd is not yet supported on Windows Subsystem for Linux. This command has been left available for documentation purposes only.

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 with WSL on Windows 10 version 1809 build 17763.379.

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