I'm simply trying to install Spotify with
flatpak install spotify. Here's the output:
Looking for matches… Found similar ref(s) for ‘spotify’ in remote ‘flathub’ (system). Use this remote? [Y/n]: y Found ref ‘app/com.spotify.Client/i386/stable’ in remote ‘flathub’ (system). Use this ref? [Y/n]: y Required runtime for com.spotify.Client/i386/stable (runtime/org.freedesktop.Platform/i386/18.08) found in remote flathub Do you want to install it? [Y/n]: y com.spotify.Client permissions: ipc network pulseaudio x11 dri file access  dbus access  bus ownership  tags   xdg-music:ro, xdg-pictures:ro  org.freedesktop.Notifications, org.gnome.SessionManager, org.gnome.SettingsDaemon  org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify  proprietary ID Gren Op Remote Hämta 1. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.Locale 18.08 i flathub 25,6 kB / 316,0 MB 2. [—] org.freedesktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel 18.08 u flathub 1,9 MB / 1,9 MB 3. [ ] org.freedesktop.Platform.html5-codecs 18.08 u flathub < 3,4 MB 4. [ ] org.freedesktop.Platform 18.08 i flathub < 306,7 MB 5. [ ] com.spotify.Client stable i flathub < 109,0 MB
A list of obscure permissions -- fine, but after that? A numbered list of IDs? Op
i/u? I don't know what it's trying to say. It's going to perform
uninstall operations..? At least the permission section had a heading.
I looked at the reference documentation for
flatpak install but found no description of the output.
Also, after accepting the above without knowing what it meant the install process is constantly interrupted and requiring me to authenticate, forcing me to stay and watch over the whole process. Why does it ask me to authenticate over and over instead of just once? I just aborted the process after 3+ authentications since I don't feel like babysitting this thing...
Ubuntu MATE 18.4 32 bit