Snaps are not visible in the menu on a live session

Bug #1815366 reported by fossfreedom on 2019-02-10
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snapd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

budgie-welcome is a classic snap. It is not visible in the UB menu to be run.

You can run it via snap run budgie-welcome.

I also install the gnome-calculator snap - again it was not visible in the live session.

This is on real hardware - laptop boots via EFI

The odd thing is that I then booted the same ISO via a virtualbox VM live (both EFI and legacy boot) session and both gnome-calculator and budgie-welcome was visible in the UB menu.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: snapd
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.18.0-15.16~18.04.1-generic 4.18.20
Uname: Linux 4.18.0-15-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.5
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.394
CurrentDesktop: Budgie:GNOME
Date: Sun Feb 10 16:25:45 2019
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-Budgie 18.04.2 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20190210)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: snapd
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

fossfreedom (fossfreedom) wrote :
description: updated
description: updated
fossfreedom (fossfreedom) wrote :

After following the entire disk QA scenario - on a full real install, budgie-welcome and an install of gnome-calculator are available via the menu.

So this is a live session on real hardware issue.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

It's weird that vm/real machine would make a difference, maybe it's a timing issue (.desktop created by snapd later than the desktop UI loads and the UI doesn't refresh?)

fossfreedom (fossfreedom) wrote :

It is odd I fully agree with you.

Odder still was the observation that installing a snap like gnome-calculator would not appear in the menu for a live session ... but if it is a full installation then it will appear

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