Major Snap Bug Delays Ubuntu 22.04 Point Release

It turns out that the ability to install packages is kind of a big deal. How long will Ubuntu users have to wait to upgrade?

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Ubuntu developer Canonical has decided to push back the “point release” of Ubuntu 22.04 to August 11, 2022, due to a bug affecting the ability to install Snap packages.

“Unexpected Issue” With OEM Installations

Senior software engineer Ɓukasz Zemczak explained the issue in a message to Ubuntu’s developer mailing list

During testing of our 22.04.1 release candidates, we were made aware of an unexpected issue regarding the OEM Installation feature of our Ubuntu Desktop installer images.

The issue affects installations that were done by PC manufacturers offering Ubuntu preinstalled. After the user accounts were set up, they would be unable to use Snap, Ubuntu’s newer package management system.

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