snapd without systemd?

Zygmunt Krynicki zygmunt.krynicki at
Wed Jun 22 05:56:12 UTC 2016

> Wiadomość napisana przez Christoph Willing <chris.willing at> w dniu 22.06.2016, o godz. 05:19:
> I'd like to run snapd on a machine without systemd. I've built all the code from after which the run-checks script seemed to run without error. However whenever I run snapd, the following error is returned:


There are a number of things you’d have to change. Startup is just one of them. Systemd is used to handle services (background applications) as well as to mount squashfs filesystems on startup.

You could certainly run snapd without systemd but those things would have to be tackled first with appropriate abstractions in the code. If you are interested in this then please let’s work together and make systemd an optional dependency.

Best regards

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