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Using snap in Kali Linux to install tools

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Snap is a nice tool manager to install tools such as IDEs quickly without hassle.

https://snapcraft.io/

Installing snap in Kali

Run these command to install snap.

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install snapd
$ systemctl enable --now snapd apparmor

If you encountered below error, this is because snapd.service is not started yet.

snap install hello-world
error: cannot communicate with server: Post "http://localhost/v2/snaps/hello-world": dial unix /run/snapd.socket: connect: no such file or directory

Run the following command and you should be able to see the version

$ systemctl enable --now snapd apparmor
$ snap version                                                                                                                                                                        127 ⨯
snap    2.55.5
snapd   2.55.5
series  16
kali    2021.1
kernel  5.10.0-kali3-amd64

Installing and Running Pycharm

According to https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/download/#section=linux, we can install pycharm in Kali Linux using snap.

$ sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic

To run Pycharm, simply use snap run:

snap run pycharm-community

References

  • https://snapcraft.io/docs/installing-snap-on-kali
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