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Questions tagged [flatpak]

Flatpak is a cross-distribution packaging format that was originally called xdg-app. While not officially tied to any specific desktop environment or Linux distribution it is best supported by the GNOME desktop environment and Fedora Linux distribution.

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No flatpak updates in Ubuntu Software, but I see them in terminal

I don't see the flatpak updates in Ubuntu Software, but after I input flatpak update in the terminal, lots of updates appear, why?
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How to give a Flatpak app access to a directory

I installed Elisa music player from Flathub, but it refuses to see my Music partition, so I can't add any music to it's library unless I copy it to /home/my_user/. Is there a way to give a Flatpak ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 login loop after installing flatpak

Recently, I saw a new way to install the latest version of gimp is using an terminal application named flatpak, installed it, been able to start and use the gimp to the point that i decided to restart ...
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flatpak commands does not run on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

When I try to install Gradio v7.1 via Flatpak, I get this error: error: While opening repository /var/lib/flatpak/repo: opendir(objects): No such file or directory Although I've installed Flatpak ...
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GIMP installed via FlatPak asks me to install DarkTable, but I've already installed it. (not via Flatpak). How can I get GIMP to find it?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 MATE and recently downloaded GIMP 2.10 as a Flatpak. I also have Darktable loaded (not a Flatpak) as I work with RAW format photos. I want to be able to post process RAW ...
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Kdenlive flatpak installation issue [duplicate]

Kdenlive's website has instructions for installing their Flatpak here. The command I used is flatpak --user install flathub org.kde.kdenlive which give this error on Ubuntu 18.04 error: Remote "...
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can't install GIMP Flatpak

I'm reading GIMP's Flatpak documentation here. I go ahead and issue the following command after installing Flatpak on my Ubuntu 18.04 system flatpak install --user https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/...
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How do I install a FlatPak for a specific user?

Let's say I'm logged on to Linux as user1 and I want to install a Flatpak to user2's account. What is the command? These do not work. flatpak install --user user2 flathub com.skype.Client sudo ...
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Is it safe to uninstall flatpak runtimes for apps I no longer have installed?

user@ncase:~$ flatpak list Ref Options org.DolphinEmu.dolphin-emu/x86_64/stable system,current org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.nvidia-...
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How to access a device with Arduino IDE Flatpak

I've installed Arduino IDE (1.8.5) with Flatpak (Kubuntu 18.04). Attached my Wemos D1 Mini to the USB port, but can't upload a sketch: An error occurred while uploading the sketch error: cannot ...
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Guidance Needed-Command line in terminal to install Gimp 2.10.6 from flatpakref

Try as I might, I cannot come up with a terminal command that will install Gimp 2.10.6 from the flatpak package. I have tried: sudo apt-get install computer/home/paul/downloads/org.gimp.gimp....
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I have two different versions of VLC, how to remove?

After I upgraded to 18.04 I removed unused apps, old packages and other cruft through the Software store and through the terminal. I found that VLC did not match yaru/communitheme I'm using so I tried ...
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I tried to uninstall Flatpak and its LibreOffice app, but since, LibreOffice can no longer be started from Firejail

[Error message]https://imgur.com/a/d2SB7q8 I removed Flatpak using Synaptic and then erased the folder in which the Flatpak version of LibreOffice was instead of uninstalling it from Flatpak. I ...
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How to make org.kde.discover (Plasma Discover installed as FlatPak) to work with APT, Snap and FlatPak of the system?

I have installed FlatPak to my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS system with the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak sudo apt update sudo apt install flatpak flatpak remote-add --if-...
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No module named 'gdbm' after installing software via flatpak

I recently installed manually installed GIMP on my 16.04LTS (not using the ubuntu store) as per their instructions using flatpack, flatpak install https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gimp.GIMP....
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xfce4-screenshot + flatpak GIMP

I recently installed GIMP 2.10 with flatpak and now I can't send the screenshot to GIMP directly. I can send it to another viewer and then select to edit and then it is able to send it to gimp. When ...
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Possible to specify fonts for Flatpak apps?

I have been using Flatpak apps for awhile and, while they mostly function well, it's a bit annoying that they don't respect the fonts I have chosen for my system (Kubuntu 16.04). My default font is ...
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How to backup the software installed via Ubuntu Software Center?

So I used to hate Ubuntu Software Center (SC) in 14.04 and 16.04 because it was very buggy and nothing really worked. Now with 18.04 everything works perfectly and installing flatpak plugin for it ...
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Where to find application after flatpak installation (gimp)

I have installed flatpak to install gimp on Ubuntu 16.04: flatpak install https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gimp.GIMP.flatpakref After the installation was done I couldn't find any application ...
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How do one uninstall a program installed with Flatpak [Xubuntu 18.04]

I am new to Linux (30 years MS user, it all began in DOS...) and have managed to install Xubuntu 18.04 (my first Linux install ever), and a few programs too, one of them is Atom text editor which was ...
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Sandboxing Steam and it‘s games via Flatpak

I have some questions when I install steam via flatpak. 1st: Is Steam sandboxed ? 2nd: Are the games that I play sandboxed ? 3rd: How the updating of steam and it‘s games works ?
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How do I get rid of this flatpak dconf-WARNING?

I installed flatpak and one application. I have now removed both flatpak and that application, and I'm getting this message for AFAICS whenever I start a GUI application (for example, meld or pluma): ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Nvidia + Flatpak not working

I upgraded from 16.04 and then installed this https://flatpak.org/setup/Ubuntu/ - It works to find and install flatpaks from the ubuntu software center, but no flatpak app works to launch. To give ...
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How to use plugins with GIMP 2.10 flatpak?

After I ugraded form Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu Mate 18.04, I wanted to try out GIMP 2.10, so I installed the flatpak GIMP 2.10.2 from flathub. (The snap containers only offers 2.10.0 at the moment) sudo ...
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Flatpak applications use nautilus instead of Dolphin

I've succesfully installed a few flatpak apps from the flathub repo, on Kubuntu 18.04 64bits. Only problem is that the apps that require browsing through local files use a nautilus-like browser ...
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Install Several Flatpak Simultaneously

If I want to install GIMP and Peek Flatpaks as one command can I enter this? flatpak install --user https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gimp.GIMP.flatpakref https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/com....
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flatpak app dock icon

If I install software as a flatpak app, to use it I have to start it from the shell like this flatpak run org.name.appname How do I add an icon for that to ubuntu dock? I can make a script like that:...
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Why is the flatpak repo folder so huge?

Does anyone know why the directory at $HOME/.local/share/flatpak/repo contains so many files (69 k) and is so huge (2 Gb) ? What is that ? I hardly ever use flatpaks anyway.... I guess it is not ...
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Does GUI for Flatpak exist for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS. I have added Flatpak PPA and installed it to my system: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak sudo apt update sudo apt install flatpak And then I want ...
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How to run GIMP on Ubuntu 16.04 (install from flatpak)?

I install GIMP as shown in https://www.gimp.org/downloads/ by run the command in terminal flatpak install https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gimp.GIMP.flatpakref Output This application ...
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Launchers of snaps and flatpak applications not visible

I use latest KDE neon, but I believe the problem regards not exactly KDE but Ubuntu. When I install flatpak or snap applications KDE doesn't see them - I mean I can't find them in list of ...
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Unable to update Gnome, no data available while pulling from flathub

Ubuntu Software Center has been asking me to update org.gnome.Platform for a while now, but it never succeeds. I keep getting the error Unable to update "GNOME Application Platform version 3.24" ...
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How to identify whether an app is a snap or a flatpak or a native app on my computer?

While I generally appreciate the new universal software package approaches like snap or flatpak, I started to feel uncomfortable concerning how to actually tell whether an app installed on my system (...
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VLC can't play videos in different partition (Ubuntu 17.10)

I recently installed VLC 3 on Ubuntu 17.10 using snaps and I am unable to play videos which are stored on different partition. Videos stored on same partition as ubuntu works fine. Also previously I ...
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How to solve Flatpak Warning: Failed to update <package>: Update is older then current version

I just ran flatpak update and got the following warning: [orschiro@localhost ~]$ flatpak update Looking for updates... Updating: org.kde.Platform/x86_64/5.9 from flathub Warning: Failed to update org....
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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 does one know which will be kept current: Snap, Flatpak, or Debian [closed]

For a month or more Libre Office debian package has been at version 5.4.4. However, the snap package version is still only at 5.4.3. It seems in this case, for some unknown reason, the snap package ...
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How install AVIDEMUX on UBUNTU 17.10 (artful aardvark)?

How install AVIDEMUX on UBUNTU 17.10 (artful aardvark) ? It is not available in Software Center Not available in GETDEB.net repository not available in unofficial PPA (Thanh Tung Nguyen), last ...
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How can I receive an update notification for new versions of installed Flatpak applications?

For example, I installed the Flatpak for Audacity which currently ships version 2.1.3. How can I receive an update notification once version 2.2.0 is out?
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How should the files of a Flatpak application be removed?

I installed an application using a command of the following form: flatpak --user install -y --app --bundle "$DIR/Suphead.flatpak" I uninstalled it using a command of the following form: flatpak --...
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Can you install downloaded flatpaks via gnome-software?

I have downloaded gnome-games from their github wiki page (.flatpakref format) and Firefox Suggests opening the file with Software install, but when doing so, it tells me that it does not know how to ...
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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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Graphical way to install .flatpakref (Flatpak) files?

I've been downloaded a file from MonoDevelop website but it couldn't execute in my ubuntu, how to open that file? filename is "monodevelop.flatpakref"
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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 ...