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After a clean install of Ubuntu 20.04 I entered snap list into the terminal just out of curiosity, to see what snap packages are installed. To my surprise I saw a package called gnome-3-34-1804 there. My question is: why is it there? Ubuntu 20.04 uses Gnome 3.36. What is the gnome-3-34-1804 package there for?

I have only five snap packages installed, they are

core18
gnome-3-34-1804
gtk-common-themes
snap-store
snapd

I didn't install any snaps myself by hand, only installed a few apps using apt in the terminal.

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The gnome-3-34-1804 snap description is at snap info gnome-3-34-1804:

description: | This snap includes a GNOME 3.28 stack (the base libraries and desktop integration components) and shares it through the content interface.

This means that your other gnome-based snaps connect to this snap in order to talk to Gnome.

You can test this by removing the snap. Suddenly your other gnome-based snaps won't work. Restore their function by re-installing the snap.

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  • Thank you. It is new, since I did a clean install about 3 hours ago. – Körtepálinka Apr 25 at 22:49
  • Probably due to snap-store – malko Jun 21 at 19:08

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