Thanks for the reply Ron.  FWIW, I backup everyday.  If I decide to try
a Snap install, I will create a new backup file with a new file name. 

Regards,

Les


On 04/16/2018 12:12 PM, Ronal B Morse wrote:
> I have very limited experience with SNAP on Ubuntu.  It's been
> generally good, but not completely problem free. I have thought about
> trying to create a SNAP for GnuCash 3.0, but first I'll have to get it
> to build cleanly in the native environment, something has so far
> eluded me.
>
> As I understand it, applications installed as a SNAP package are
> self-contained and sandboxed.  So, in theory, a SNAP of GnuCash should
> install alongside an existing version from repository and never the
> 'twain shall meet.
>
> In reality -- I don't know.  But I know one way to find out...
>
> Backups, I think would be the order of the day if anyone is going to
> pursue this.
>
> Ron Morse
>
>
> On 04/16/2018 07:51 AM, Les wrote:
>> Hello Everyone:
>>
>> I am currently running LInux Mint 18.2 and GC 2.6.17 (the latest from
>> getdebs.net).
>>
>> Recently, I was reading the Linux Mint blog which mentioned a new
>> package manager called Snap, described as a self-contained package
>> manager containing all dependencies.  I checked Synaptic and found Snapd
>> and installed it
>>
>> I used Snapd to install a new (to me) web browser called Brave.  After
>> the installation completed, I went to applications but there was no
>> listing for Brave.  Not what I expected, but no big deal.
>>
>> I then did a listing of Snap packages and found Gnucash 2.6.21 listed.
>>
>> Assuming I try to install GC using Snap, would I need to uninstall GC
>> 2.6.17 first?
>>
>> Does anyone have experience with Snap?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Les
>>
>>
>>
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