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When I start installing a snap package, and cancel after that, I get back to the command prompt, but when I see the process that are consuming the bandwidth, I can see that snapd is still downloading the snap. I tried the command snap abort id_of_operation but it doesn't give anything, the command snap changes shows that the operation has been aborted, but snapd is still downloading.

So, is there a way to stop the downloading ??

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Not right now, though once the download has completed, snapd will abort the operation as requested.

Note that the client is supposed to abort the operation when you ctrl+c it-- this is a known bug.

Update: This bug was fixed in snapd v2.20.1.

  • does it have any drawbacks, if you stop a snap install in-the-middle? – rubo77 Jul 30 '19 at 10:00
  • There should be no side effects other than not installing the snap in question. – Kyle Jul 30 '19 at 15:01
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This is a known bug, but you can zircumvent it with CTRL + Z (pause in background) and then kill the process with:

kill -kill $(pgrep snap -la|grep -v /usr/lib/snapd/snapd|cut -d\  -f1)

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