I have noticed that snap-store in always running in Ubuntu 20.04. Whereas snapd service is not, I can’t see it listed in service --status-all. I wonder if this is normal because I would like to lessen memory consumption on my machine. And it doesn’t make sense because snap-store is a full-fledged application now available from a main menu as ‘Ubuntu software’.

  • Please post the output of pgrep -a for snapd and for snap-store.
    – DK Bose
    Commented May 13, 2020 at 10:10
  • For snapd: 841 /usr/lib/snapd/snapd, for snap-store: 2047 /snap/snap-store/433/usr/bin/snap-store --gapplication-service Commented May 13, 2020 at 10:42
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    I believe this is a bug. I filed a ticket here bugs.launchpad.net/snap-store-desktop/+bug/1939527
    – silviot
    Commented Aug 11, 2021 at 8:46

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The high memory consumption is a known issue. You can let the developers know it affects you by logging in and clicking on This bug affects XXX people. Does this bug affect you? at the top. It's not a good idea to add a comment there just for this purpose, even after many people already did it.

If, like me, you don't need it, you can uninstall it as recommended here (note you don't need gnome-software if you plan to only install snaps from the command line):

sudo snap remove snap-store

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