If you know about Snaps, how they work etc than could you please tell me if you think these three packages in the screenshot (linked) belong to each other as kinda “dependencies” and they came together, installed together when I installed TWILIO AUTHY? I thought that Snaps are packages including all dependencies inside.
Just because I installed Authy on the 6th of October thats for sure (because Authy is available only as Snap…) and those other two has the same install date but I have not installed them, neither I want them…
My /snap/ folder is already 1.4Gb (!!!) just because of these three Snap apps here, pratctically I could say that my Authy (2 factor auth) app is like 1.4Gb in Snap!
Because you need them.
You need the gnome themes and runtimes as SNAPs to run your GTK SNAP.
At least thats how it looks to me.
Their libs and such … but theres a bit of difference for things like a whole ‘stack’. that snap (or certain snaps) are using.
Ex see this:
Yup. SNAP takes a lot of space.
In this case, for example, if you are using GNOME already, and then you have these snaps … you are close to having gnome installed twice. And that can balloon much larger. Such is les snaps.
Thank you for the detailed answers and the links too.
OMG! So than Snap is worse than Windows what I have just left behind. I already hate Snaps and dont want them at all. The same app is like less than 100Mb normally if not 50Mb. It is like that on my phone…
And I am on KDE not Gnome so this is totally unwanted and silly, waste of everything as it is.
Anyone is working on making Authy app in AUR or for the official repo?
I wouldnt go that far. Its still a powerful technology, and at least it has frozen state files, and isolation (if configured correctly). Some people really like it, and the idea isnt entirely terrible. I dont want to use it. And I think there are better options for the same job. But lets not go calling it windoze
OMG than I am blind or so. I havent found in the App Store (Pamac) and AUR is on for me OR maybe I was just too scared from installing a login authenticator from AUR when the Authy dev had a Snap on its website… I dont clearly remember why I went for the Snap.
After this trauma, I wanna get rid of Snaps forever now and disable it in my App Store.
Okay, I hear you, got your point. Yeah I have read that Flatpaks may be a better option if you have to choose, if you have the option to choose. But 1.4Gb for a 50Mb app… Who wants slow systems and such…
Thank you for this info so much! I have checked its boot speed effect and the result is TERRIFYING, seriously. This simple "50Mb) 2 factor Authy app (Snap package) adds 2.2 seconds to my boot time! And this is the fastest ever 4k random read OEM SSD (only Optane is faster).
Okay I am getting rid of this Snap package as it right now, for good and forever of any Snaps. I will rather always risk the AUR if there is no official Manjaro package or Flatpak, rather than any Snaps.
Ouuuh… So slooow on my system. Even after removing snapd. I installed Cinnamon several times but it’s my first attempt for KDE. Maybe I tried and tinkered too much, my system is stable but far from being optimised. I’ll backup and rebuild from scratch when I have time, following best practices.