Fix Error: Snap VLC “package” has “install-snap” change in progress

This error occurs in Linux operating system when you are trying to install a package using the snap package manager in the terminal command. For example, when i tried to install VLC media player using the Snap package manager, i suddenly got the error: Snap “package” has “install-snap” change in progress.

Let’s learn how to fix this step by step.

How to Fix Error: Snap “vlc” has “install-snap” change in progress

1. This error means some other program is keeping the Snap process busy. So let’s check it by typing the command below.

snap changes

2. This will list all the snap process. Now note the Snap ID for the VLC install process.

3. Now you have to end the process by using the following command.

sudo snap abort 'ID'

Replace the ID with the Id of the snap process for the VLC install that you wanted to abort.

4. Now install the package again from the terminal window or the software center and you won’t be getting the Snap “package” has “install-snap” change in progress now.

Also, let us know if you are still facing the issue in the comments section below.

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