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Questions tagged [appimage]

AppImages are a type of cross-distribution package format, that need not be installed in order to be run. This tag should be used for questions related to creating or running AppImages on Ubuntu.

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AppImage vs ppa : advantages and disadvantages & Security

I'm asking about installing packages using AppImage, is it safe ? what about our classic method ppa was it safe and what are the differences between them mainly in the security side ?
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Where should I put .Appimages files?

What is the best practices to leave this kind of file? I dont want to leave it on /Downloads folder
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I'm having a problem with a .AppImage and want to delete it to re-install and try again

How do I find the program through terminal(or anywhere else) and permanently delete it to try the process again? I have deleted the file but now don't know where it actually installed?
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kdenlive appimage file: how to get it to show in list of applications

I downloaded kdenlive, a video editor, and I now have a kdenlive.appimage file on my Desktop now. How can I can get that .appimage file to show as an application in the apps view? I tried dragging ...
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How to get LibreOffice Help installed for the AppImage version of LibreOffice?

OS: Kubuntu 18.04 I downloaded the basic, fresh LibreOffice AppImage using aria2c "https://libreoffice.soluzioniopen.com/stable/fresh/LibreOffice-fresh.basic-x86_64.AppImage" I moved the file to ~/...
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Do package managers exist for AppImages?

Using APT it is possible to install applications and keep them up-to-date. APT is only available in Debian based systems. The same can be said about, for example, RPM for Red Hat. Because there are ...
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Why am I unable to install AppImages on a brand new Kubuntu 18.04 install?

I've read about it, you're supposed to make it executable etc, and I have but double clicking it does not work. Trying to open it direct from CLI using ./appimagename*.AppImage does not work either. I ...
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Run Instagram IGdm.appimage

I am trying to run IGdm.appimage (which I downloaded from http://igdm.me/). I try to run it via terminal and it show me this error adie@adie-X550DP:~/Desktop/Apps$ ./IGdm-2.5.1-x86_64.AppImage ...
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Is there any way to integrate Appimages into Ubuntu Software Center?

With Ubuntu 18.04 I started to love the Software center (SC) since it is super reliable and with the ability to also have snaps and flatpaks inside the same SC makes it an amazing place where you can ...
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Turning an arbitrary “compile from source” installation into some kind of package [duplicate]

I have a few applications that I compile from source either because there is no ready-made package available in the repositories or because the compile flags used in them don't fit my needs. This ...
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How run AviDemux in form of AppImage (universal binary) on Ubuntu 18.04?

How run AviDemux in form of AppImage (universal binary) on Ubuntu 18.04 ? $ ./avidemux_2.7.0.appImage /tmp/.mount_bBzF8K/usr/bin/avidemux3_portable: error while loading shared libraries: libva-drm.so....
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How does an appimage persist settings between launches?

By popular request, I'm asking how do AppImages, which are read-only and stay compressed, store their settings.
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Appimage no execute in Xubuntu 16

I have downloaded the latest update from Kdenlive as an Appimage and ticked the box "Allow this file to run as a program" However, it will not. My machine is running latest xubuntu Xfce Your ...
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Package CLI service in AppImage or Flatpak?

I'd like to package a service - e.g. nginx. I saw snaps could do this which is great. Does Flatpak have any plans for a CLI runtime available as a service? Does Appimage have anything similar? ...
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How to add an app image to favorites in Gnome shell?

I have an application (an app image) that I start with ./KDevelop.AppImage & When it starts there is an icon in my favorites bar, but when I right click on that there is no option to "add to ...
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How should I install this program? Which package type is better? [duplicate]

I am concerned about something. I would like to install a Password manager called KeepassXC, it's a free and open source community maintained version of KeepassX. I am debating whether to use the ....
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Updating snap, flatpak and appimage through Ubuntu(Gnome) Software and unified cli?

Yes I've seen: Will we be able to install, update and remove snap packages in the Ubuntu Softwares? What are the differences between snaps, appimage, flatpak and others? This is mainly for limited ...
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Registering AppImage Files as a desktop app

How can I register an .appimage file (specifically, the tiled map editor found here) as a desktop app? (Like firefox -- I can launch it by typing 'Firefox' into search rather than opening up a console ...
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What are the differences between snaps, appimage, flatpak and others?

I have been getting this question lately from students and although I have a lot of information to offer, I have not found a source that I can point people to where they can read an update answer (I ...
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How to get the latest gVim on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I would like to create a gVim AppImage using packages from 14.04 (why not 16.04? Because 16.04 packages are too new as AppImages will only run on distributions newer or the same age as the ...
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How do I associate a file type with an appimage?

I'm using ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I've downloaded the latest krita appimage (http://files.kde.org/krita/3/linux/krita-3.0-x86_64.appimage) I want to be able to open Krita files (with the extension ".kra", ...
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How run the Openshot AppImage?

When I try to run the appimage it complains about missing Qt libraries (I will edit this to include the actual output later). This doesn't make any sense - but it also means the application doesn't ...
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What is an “AppImage”? How do I install it?

I just read Meet Etcher, A Stylish Open-Source USB Image Writer Tool. It talks about downloading an AppImage. Yes, Linux; the Linux packages is distributed as an .appimage for 32-bit and 64-bit ...