How To Install Snapper 2.2.0 On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3, OpenSUSE 13.1 And OpenSUSE 12.3

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Snapper is a snapshot tool for the Btrfs filesystem, allowing the users to easily restore partitions and folders, schedule backups at some time interfals.

Snapper is created by the openSUSE developers, having both a graphical user interface (GUI) and a text user interface (TUI), in order to use it if you get desktop environment issues. It can also be used from the command-line, by the terminal enthusiasts.

The latest version available is Snapper 2.2.0, which has been recently released.

In this article I will show you how to install Snapper 2.2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis, OpenSUSE 13.1 and OpenSUSE 12.3.

Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Snapper 2.2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04 and Elementary OS 0.3:

Snapper 2.2.0 is available only for Ubuntu 13.04 and derivative, so we have to do some tweaks for installing it on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivatives.

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems:snapper/xUbuntu_13.04/ /" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/snapper.list'
$ wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems:snapper/xUbuntu_13.04/Release.key
$ sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
$ sudo apt-get update

Install the missing libboost* libraries, from Debian Sid:

$ wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/b/boost1.49/libboost-filesystem1.49.0_1.49.0-4+b3_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi libboost-filesystem1.49.0_1.49.0-4+b3_i386.deb
$ wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/b/boost1.49/libboost-system1.49.0_1.49.0-4+b3_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi libboost-system1.49.0_1.49.0-4+b3_i386.deb
$ wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/b/boost1.49/libboost-thread1.49.0_1.49.0-4+b3_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi libboost-thread1.49.0_1.49.0-4+b3_i386.deb

Install Snapper:

$ sudo apt-get install snapper

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems:snapper/xUbuntu_13.04/ /" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/snapper.list'
$ wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems:snapper/xUbuntu_13.04/Release.key
$ sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
$ sudo apt-get update

Install the missing libboost* libraries, from Debian Sid:

$ wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/b/boost1.49/libboost-filesystem1.49.0_1.49.0-4+b3_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi libboost-filesystem1.49.0_1.49.0-4+b3_amd64.deb
$ wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/b/boost1.49/libboost-system1.49.0_1.49.0-4+b3_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi libboost-system1.49.0_1.49.0-4+b3_amd64.deb
$ wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/b/boost1.49/libboost-thread1.49.0_1.49.0-4+b3_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi libboost-thread1.49.0_1.49.0-4+b3_amd64.deb

Install Snapper:

$ sudo apt-get install snapper

How to install Snapper 2.2.0 on OpenSUSE 13.1:

For OpenSUSE systems, Snapper 2.2.0 is available via repository, so installing it is easy. Just add the repository to your system, update the local repository index and install the snapper package. Like this:

$ sudo zypper addrepo 'http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems:/snapper/openSUSE_13.1/'
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install snapper

How to install Snapper 2.2.0 on OpenSUSE 12.3:

For OpenSUSE systems, Snapper 2.2.0 is available via repository, so installing it is easy. Just add the repository to your system, update the local repository index and install the snapper package. Like this:

$ sudo zypper addrepo 'http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems:/snapper/openSUSE_12.3/'
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install snapper

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