Does it require running as root


I’m trying to run Dev.6 on Ubuntu 18.10. I had quite a bit of problems but after following How do you install Aether on Ubuntu? and doing sudo snap refresh core --beta the installation seemed to have worked.

However now when I do snap run aether or run /snap/bin/aether nothing happens. When I did strace /snap/bin/aether I see that it prints need to run as root or suid. Is it true? If so why is this required?


For me on Debian it doesn’t require root. Both snap run aether and /snap/bin/aether work for me (and the start menu entry).


BTW, why specifically dev.6? The latest version should be dev.7.