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HACS for home-assistant.snap

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HACS: Home Assistant Community Store (snap)

HACS gives you a powerful UI to handle downloads of all your custom needs.

See after installation.

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Build and installation

Install from The Snap Store (Recommended)

Make sure you have Snapd installed on your system. See Installing snapd for a list of distributions with and without snap pre-installed, including installation instructions for those that have not.

$ snap install home-assistant-hacs

The snap home-assistant-snap is required and will automatically install if it isn't already, when installing home-assistant-hacs.

Connect with Home Assistant

Make sure that the connection is established (should be automatical), by executing

snap connections

If the connection is not in the returned list, execute

snap connect home-assistant-hacs:components home-assistant-snap:components

to make the connection. Now

  1. Go into Home Assitants web-UI > configuration > integrations and press the + sign.

  2. Search for HACS and select it from the list.

  3. Continue with the configurations as described in the official documentation.

  4. When the configuration is made and HACS is installed successfully, restart home-assistant-snap snap restart home-assistant-snap.

Build this snap from source

We recommend that your download a pre-built version of this snap from The Snap Store, or at least make sure that you checkout the latest tag, as the master tag might contain faulty code during development.

  1. Clone this repo and checkout the latest tag
$ git clone

# Go into directory
$ cd ./home-assistant-hacs

# Checkout tag
$ git checkout <tag>

NOTE: You can find the latest tag with git ls-remote --tags origin

  1. Build and install

Make sure you have snapd (see Installing snapd) and latest version of Snapcraft. Install Snapcraft with

$ sudo snap install snapcraft --classic

Or update with

$ sudo snap refresh snapcraft

2.2 With multipass

From the «home-assistant-hacs»-directory, run

$ snapcraft

Multipass will be installed and a virtual machine will boot up and build your snap. The final snap will be located in the same directory.

2.3 With LXD (required for Raspberry Pie)

Snapcraft will try to install multiplass and build the snap for you, but on Raspberry Pi it will fail. You will have to use an LXD container.

Install LXD and create a container

$ snap install lxd
$ snap lxd init

Make sure your user is a member of lxd-group

$ sudo adduser $USER lxd

Launch an Ubuntu 20.04 container instance

$ lxc launch ubuntu:20.04 home-assistant-hacs

Make sure you're in the «home-assistant-hacs»-directory and go into the shell of your newly created container

$ lxc exec -- home-assistant-hacs /bin/bash

and run


when the build is complete, you'll have to exit the shell and pull the snap-file from the container. See lxc file pull --help.

  1. Install new built snap
$ sudo snap install ./home-assistant-hacs_<source-tag>.snap --dangerous

Now, connect HACS to Home Assistant.