Snap try broken?

Kyle Fazzari kyle.fazzari at
Wed Jan 4 20:57:36 UTC 2017

Hey all. I'm on xenial classic:

    $ snap --version
    snap    2.17.1ubuntu1
    snapd   2.17.1ubuntu1
    series  16
    ubuntu  16.04

I just tried to `snap try` my snap, and I get a whole lot of these in my

    cannot snap-exec: cannot read info for "nextcloud": stat
/var/lib/snapd/snaps/nextcloud_x1.snap: permission denied

/var/lib/snapd/snaps/nextcloud_x1.snap is a symlink to
$HOME/src/nextcloud-snap/prime . I do have an encrypted home, but I seem
to remember this working once upon a time. I know that hooks don't work
(, but is this a
different bug?

Kyle Fazzari (kyrofa)
Software Engineer
Canonical Ltd.
kyle at

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