Building Snap locally for Ubuntu MATE Welcome and Software Boutique

Sometimes it is needed to build local version of Snap for Ubuntu MATE Welcome and Software Boutique.

To proceed one needs any Ubuntu version installed with enabled CPU virtualization in BIOS/UEFI.

Then install needed development packages:

sudo apt-get install git snapd
sudo snap install snapcraft --classic
sudo snap install multipass

And get source code of Ubuntu MATE Welcome and build and install Snap package of it:

cd ~/Downloads
git clone
cd ubuntu-mate-welcome-legacy


sudo snap install ./ubuntu-mate-welcome_*.snap --dangerous --classic

Then launch Ubuntu MATE Welcome from terminal:

snap run ubuntu-mate-welcome

or from menu to do some testing.

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