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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Where's the flatpak on Ubuntu 20.04?

I just installed flatpak recently but after installing it, I can't find the apps in Ubuntu Software Center. I installed the flatpak plugin for Ubuntu Software Center and I can't find any apps. ...
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two different gnome-software stores - same os Xubuntu 20.04lts - starting snap-store starts gnome-software?

I recently fresh reinstalled Xubuntu 20.04lts on two of my pcs. Suddenly after a few weeks, i discovered a couple of differences between these pcs, were i did not alter anything. It seems that the ...
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Flatpak Libreoffice has blank icons in dock/dash

I installed LibreOffice as a Flatpak in Ubuntu 18.04. The same behavior was observed with the Snap version. When I open a Writer or a Calc file the icon in the GNOME dash (vertical dock bar on the ...
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Why did the launcher for Ubuntu Software disappear after installing gnome-software?

I installed regular gnome-software to be able to install Flatpaks as well. Right after I did that, all was fine: I could see both "Software" and "Ubuntu software" in the launcher overview and launch ...
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Flatpak Android Studio cannot access /usr/lib/jvm even after permission was given

I have installed Android Studio as a flatpak and I want to set OpenJDK 11 to run unit tests (because I am using robolectric which needs Java 9+). From what I understand, the /usr directory is ...
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How to uninstall a flatpak application “Open Drive”

I installed a Flatpak after figuring out that the equivalent Snap did not properly work on my device. Now I do not manage to uninstall the application via the remove button. The app is OpenDrive, the ...
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Flatpak not available on 20.04?

Just did a clean 20.04 install on my laptop. Tried to install flatpak (cli), to install some additional software Doesn't work: sudo apt install flatpak Package flatpak is not available, but is ...
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flatpak doesnot download software [How to speed up flatpak download]

android@clr:~$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo android@clr:~$ flatpak install com.viber.Viber Looking for matches… Found similar ref(s) for ‘com....
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How to clean cache in snap and flatpak?

Is there an equivalent of sudo apt clean in snap and flatpak? That might free up a considerable amount of space. Also, is there any equivalent of sudo apt autoremove, or is it taken care of ...
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Installed kdenlive twice using apt then flatpack, terminal and software app telling me different version? Why?

First I installed Kdenlive using apt-get intall kdenlive, this installed version 17.12.3 Knowing some features're not available, I was gonna upgrading Kdenlive using flatpak, using following command: ...
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Open iTunes podcasts with Podcasts app

I have just installed Gnome Podcasts app using Flatpak. I want to automatically open podcast links like iTunes link in Podcasts. When I click on the link I have a message "Open xdg-open? https://...
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Allow flatpak application to “Open with” other applications

Is it possible to configure a Flatpak application so that it is able to send files ("Open with") to other programs? For instance, I have Thunderbird installed as a Flatpak and would like to open PDF ...
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How to uninstall dolphin file manager

Hello i post the way i install dolphin to my ubuntu 18.04. flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists kdeapps --from ...
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Don't know how to handle flatpakref

When I search for Discord in Applications I have two versions. When I right click the first and Show Details it brings up the Ubuntu Applications window with: Don't know how to handle: 'file:///path/...
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how to use libreoffice flatpak headlessly

I would like to use the libreoffice flatpak version to headlessly convert odt files to pdf. So e.g. libreoffice --headless --convert-to pdf ./somefile.odt However, I want to use the flatpak version ...
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How to enable python provider for Neovim installed via flatpak?

I'm new to flatpak so I don't really know how exactly it works. I tried to install python3 on my native system using apt and install pynvim with pip3 install --user --upgrade pynvim. (I did this when ...
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How do I interpret `flatpak install` output?

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 ...
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How to access apm for io.atom.Atom flatpak

What is the proper way for accessing apm (Atom package manager) for flatpakked Atom? I couldn't find the answer searching by DDG or Google. Slightly related question. I can run Atom itself via: ...
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How to use switchable Radeon HD graphics for Flatpak apps?

How to use switchable Radeon HD graphics for Flatpak apps? HP Pavilion G6 Dual booting with Windows 7 OS: Kubuntu 18.04 64bit Processors: 4x Core i3-2310M 2.10GHz Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6470M Memory:...
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How to Backup my files (Mails, Contacts, Account Information) in Thunderbird from Flatpak?

How can I backup my data so I can restore my mails and such if I have to move to another computer or if my machine breaks? Information I found seems to not work for Thunderbird from Flathub, I dont ...
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Make Flathub update when I run apt update

Ubuntu 18.04 I have Flathub added as a repo to update flatpaks that are installed. But I like to update my system with sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade Currently, I have to open the ubuntu ...
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Uninstall a flatpak software installations

I just wanted to install on my Ubuntu 18 Notes-up by following this article https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/11/notes-up-markdown-editor-for-linux So I did: sudo flatpak install --from https://...
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Why does the file dialogue for a program (FreeFileSync) show different files than Nautilus?

Today I was saving a file through a program called FreeFileSync and I noticed in the file dialogue that (what appeared to be) my root folder contained a folder called "app" that I've never seen before....
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How can one get executable file-path for a window which is launched as FlatPak application?

I know that xprop | awk '/PID/ {print $3}' | xargs ps and xprop | awk '/COMMAND/ {print $4}' | xargs which work great with GUI applications which are deb-packaged, AppImage'd or Snap'd. But this ...
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Fondo not working in Lubuntu 18.04

I am running Lubuntu 18.04 on my old laptop. It works great even thought the hardware is almost 8 years old. I recently installed Fondo, the desktop background changing app, from Flathub. The link ...
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Is installing Okular in Xfce through APT going to make it “heavier”

I know the term "heavier" is relative to the capacities of each machine, but I am asking the question within the limits of that relativity, while considering a PC on which Xfce is more stable and more ...
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Flathub packages are freezing system after upgrade to 19.10

Since I upgraded to 19.10 my system is freezing when starting Flatpak progs, like Foliate or Visual Studio Code. Can only hard shutdown. Syslog shows error messages in Kernel amdgpu. It seems this ...
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When install VsCodium using flatpak, Why do I need 800 mb of extra files?

When installing vscodium normally, I only download about 60 mb. but when installing Visual Studio Code - OSS using flatpak, it requires me to download almost 900 mb!!! is that necessary? Using ...
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How to make Thunderbird use a Flatpak app as default file handler?

I'm trying to make Flatpak Libreoffice the default app for opening files in Thunderbird. At the moment, Thunderbird (also a flatpak) is using System Handler as default. I tried changing it but cannot ...
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`min-free-space-size 500MB would be exceeded` error on `flatpak update`

Any ideas why flatpak update fails? I have plenty of free space really. $ flatpak update Looking for updates... Required runtime for org.inkscape.Inkscape/x86_64/stable (runtime/org.gnome.Platform/...
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Octave | Gtk-Message: 07:55:34.019: Failed to load module “unity-gtk-module” (2 more modules missing reported)

I installed octave in ubuntu 16.04 using flathub. When i start it from command line:- $ flatpak run org.octave.Octave Gtk-Message: 08:02:11.424: Failed to load module "unity-gtk-module" Gtk-Message: ...
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Migrating to flatpak versions of apps

I'm considering moving a number of the programs I use to flatpak versions to have updated versions more quickly. I tried with Libreoffice and I realised that it didn't inherit any configuration of ...
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flatpak in a script, how to auto answer “Use this remote?”

When trying to install flapaks in a script, $ flatpak install program_I_am_installing I get prompted with Found similar ref(s) for 'program_I_am_installing' in remote 'flathub' (subsystem). Use ...
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Filezilla doesn't run vscode

When using the FileZilla client as an application directory (link), I can right-click an html file on a remote server → View/Edit and it will open in my predefined editor (e.g. VSCode). BUT if I ...
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Should I maintain multiple versions of the same Flatpak package?

#flatpak list Name Application ID Version Branch Installation Authenticator ...
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“Open with” Default value inside flatpak application

I've just downloaded Mendeley app from flathub (installed through the Software Center) and it is working great. However, everytime I try to open a PDF inside the app using an external viewer, it ...
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Are Snap and Flatpack apps safe to install? Are they “official”, approved or tested for a particular distro version?

I don't like installing apps outside my distro's official repositories. Linux security relies a lot on having a repository meticulously curated and tested for library compatibility with current ...
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Why are some snaps missing from Discover searches

I am having a strange issue with Plasma's Discover Not all snap packages are shown in a search. If there is only a snap package and a regular Ubuntu (.deb) package it will show both packages. ...
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How to have flatpak do anything?

This is a follow-up on this question, which is about why it is so troublesome to add Flatpak's PPA to the repositories. I have now added the PPA and the public key, so that I could run sudo apt-get ...
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Determine the history/origin of a software already installed in Ubuntu: deb, snap, AppImage, else?

I have a software I installed long time ago. I do not remember how I installed it: was it through the command line apt,through the software center, with snap or even AppImage? I am looking for a ...
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How to completely remove flatpak

I have removed flatpak with sudo apt-get purge flatpak; however, if I run locate flatpak I find several files and several directories. Can I remove them all with rm -r or there is a "better" way? If ...
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Why does Kubuntu show an update that apparently doesn't exist? / Why is my update notification incorrect?

In the Notification area of the desktop we get a notification about an available update but opening Discover or even using apt or apt-get from the command line shows that the system is up to date. ...
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Run Webstorm as privileged user

I want to update the Webstorm IDE. I get the following error message. WebStorm does not have write access to /app/extra/webstorm. Please run it by a privileged user to update. WebStorm was installed ...
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how to completely remove snap and replace with flatpak?

I want to remove every piece of existing software/package in ubuntu related to snap and replace with flatpak. How to completely remove snap in ubuntu 19.04 and replace with flatpak without crashing ...
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Can't update flatpak: »Flatpak system operation Deploy not allowed for user«

I have some problems trying to update my flatpaks. I have several applications installed via flatpak (system wide) and from time to time I am updating all of them with the command: flatpak update -y ...
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How to force flatpak to ask for a password

When installing a flatpak that will be installed globally anyone in the sudo group can install a flatpak without sudo. Is there a way to either edit the polkit rules that are installed by flatpak to ...
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flatpak and recent files

With my flatpak version of LibreOffice (LO 5.2.5, Ubuntu 18.04), the files created or modified by LO do not appear in "Recent files" in Ubuntu. It seems to be the same for other applications (I tested ...
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High CPU load and temperature after installing Flatpak - Ubuntu 18.04

I did install Flatpak with its official Quick Setup. Also I've read somewhere else how to setup Nvidia driver on Flatpak (sadly I have an Nvidia Optimus video card!). Everything was easy and like a ...
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How do I uninstall org.freedesktop.Sdk?

com.visualstudio.code permissions: ipc network pulseaudio ssh-auth x11 dri devel file access [1] dbus access [2] ...
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Can't login after removing Flatpak

I had installed flatpak to run an application. Since it didn't quite work, I removed it using the following command: sudo apt remove flatpak On restart, I'm getting the error below. There is an OK ...