I'm using a Pi 3 on Raspbian Buster, and I'm trying to install Snap so I can use a Snap app. I tried upgrading all the packages and sudo apt update but sudo apt install snapd says "Package snapd not found". The repo in raspi.list is http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian buster InRelease, maybe there's a different repo?

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Edit: changing raspi.list wasn't the right solution. The problem in my case was that the main Raspbian repo somehow got deleted from sources.list. Here's what was supposed to be in sources.list:

deb http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/ buster main contrib non-free rpi
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    snapd is in http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/ (i.e.the repo pointed to by /etc/apt/sources.list) ... how does changing the content of /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspi.list relate - all you've done is broken stuff Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 23:01
  • Right, but the sources.list entry got deleted somehow, so I assumed I needed to change raspi.list. I went to a fresh Buster install and used the same sources.list entry in the existing install which fixed the problem.
    – ma1234
    Commented Jul 22, 2020 at 20:54
  • Please accept your own answer with a click on the tick on its left side. Only this will finish the question and it will not pop up again year for year.
    – Ingo
    Commented Jul 26, 2020 at 18:54

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