Snap error: system does not fully support snapd: cannot mount squashfs image using "squashfs": -----

Fedora 39 on Lenovo ideapad

Installed Snap via the instructions at connical’s snap site.

Snap install gives the following message:

error: system does not fully support snapd: cannot mount squashfs image using “squashfs”: -----
mount: /tmp/syscheck-mountpoint-4050560700: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on
/dev/loop0, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.

   dmesg(1) may have more information after failed mount system call.

How do I get past this? …and install snaps

My system info:

Operating System: Fedora Linux 39
KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.10
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.113.0
Qt Version: 5.15.12
Kernel Version: 6.6.13-200.fc39.x86_64 (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: Wayland
Processors: 4 × Intel® Pentium® CPU 6405U @ 2.40GHz
Memory: 3.6 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics
Manufacturer: LENOVO
Product Name: 81WA
System Version: IdeaPad 3 14IML05

Snap is not installed nor recommended with fedora, though it may be used. Packages that are installed from a 3rd party site often do not play well in fedora, either during install (with missing or improper dependencies) or when running. Squashfs is also not installed by default but must be user managed.

You should search here for other threads related to snap.
You should also be aware that a “snap” image takes up permanent storage on a partition and many instances of running out of space have been traced to using snap on fedora.

I was trying inatall the desktop Notion app. Should have been more cautious when I saw Flatpak as the default.

Do you have the squashfs-tools package installed?

Fedora should not have any problems mounting a squashfs file system. The Live images, for example, depends on it.

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Yes I do.

Package squashfs-tools-4.6.1-2.fc39.x86_64 is already installed.