Additionally to that, I tried to install an application on ubuntu using snap install, which is originally a windows application which used wine in the background.
This application was pretty huge and I realized there, that it got installed in the root directory bcs it filled the complete free disk space of the root partition. How can I change the directory or fix that I have to execute applications installed by snap as root?

  • which app are you looking to run? – tatsu Mar 27 '19 at 10:54
  • @tatsu that was a game <br> ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2018/09/… – Lavair Mar 27 '19 at 10:55
  • which one? I can give you a step by step. – tatsu Mar 27 '19 at 10:56
  • oh I used that snap! it works well for me, but yeah, the constraint is it is home dir-only. sorry you'll have to use Lutris instead. a tiny bit less user-friendly than a simple sudo apt install ... but still really straightforward. it's the same exact tech used under the hood anyways – tatsu Mar 27 '19 at 11:03

Ok so snaps, as it turns out, are not all they're cracked up to be.

sure it circumvents dependency issues but as a con, you have to wait for it to start up your transparent emulated environement, so a longer startup time, not a hassle in your case since your snap is for a windows binary anyways so you'd have this extra startup in any event.

the problem, however, is that snaps can apparently not be elsewhere than your home.

I'd wager moving the dirrectory of your app inside the ~/snap dir to another hard drive and running it from there should be doable but, you run into the issue of not even having enough space in Home at download so that's a no-go.

It looks to me as if you'd be better served installing the app in question via a more powerfull method, such as lutris (or steam). which allow download to a specific destination and much more configurability.

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