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Flatpak is a packaging mechanism for distributing a sandboxed desktop application to Linux systems.

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How to install VST plugins to Flatpak Audacity?

I want to install the GVST plugin pack so that Audacity (from Flatpak) can see it. I am using KDE Neon (fairly new, I'm not sure how to find the version number). I've tried various directories to copy ...
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How to stop Zoom from stealing URI associations when installing with FlatPak?

Ever since installing Zoom Flatpak I've noticed that many web-links (like telephone numbers) that should not be associated to ZOOM are now being opened by ZOOM. I'd like to maintain Zoom assocition ...
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Create flatpak runtime with specified /usr and similar dirs

What I'm trying to build is a flatpak runtime that will use /usr as symlink to say /my/usr or the host /usr. That way existing containers and host runtime can be used for apps that are either not ...
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is it possible use 1 drive for 2 os for flatpack

I have 2 linux both arch, but on a different drives. Yes, it has a different kernel. My plan is to install/move the flatpack folder to a shared drive. is it possible? any suggestion/thought? Practical ...
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Does flatpak uninstall have purge option like apt

Does flatpak have a uninstallation "purge" option like apt? Purpose: to uninstall an app, and all config files.
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Disable flatpak automatic updating

How are flatpak-installed packages updated? Is it like snap in that it performs automatic updating? I don't want automated updating, only manually (like with apt). How do I configure that? I'm using ...
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Firefox flatpak does not work with Slack flatpack link

How does Slack flatpak find the application for a URL? I have xfce4 on Debian Linux. I noticed that Libre Office is smart enough to open Flatpak Firefox so how does slack find the default browser (and ...
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Flatpak applications display problem

I recently installed some apps from flatpak on my new archlinux machine. but in all of them i have a problem with the fonts and display. My problem : A you can see the font does not display correctly ...
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Why flatpak cannot continue downloading file?

I'm new to flatpak and get confused about it. Before downloading any package I need to install flathub first. It requires a package called org.freedesktop.Sdk which is about 500M. My internet ...
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where does flatpak packages store their configuration files?

I use flatpak to install some applications on my machines for different reasons, now I want to copy my configurations (my home folder hidden directories and files) to a new disk to install linux on ...
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Flatpak-Builder cannot find already installed dependency

I wanted to install a flatpak image from source code. Inside the manifest file, it is specified that rust-stable is required. "sdk-extensions": [ "org.freedesktop.Sdk.Extension.rust-...
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Error while loading shared libraries: libyaml-0.so.2: file too short

I've installed flatpak on ARCH-LINUX and rebooted, the next thing to do was test it on terminal, then I typed: flatpak And then: flatpak: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/libyaml-0.so.2: ...
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How do I build a .flatpak package file from a Flatpak manifest?

I have a Flatpak manifest I'm submitting to Flathub, but I'd also like to build a .flatpak package file that I can redistribute myself. How can I go about doing this? I don't find anything in flatpak-...
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Installed app does not show up on the gnome dashboard

I was messing with flatpak and dnf ( removing and installing and testing qutebrowser) and now i can't add qutebrowser to my favorites( im using gnome) and i cant find it as an app but i can run it ...
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Flatpak: Install a Flatpak app without installing some of its dependencies

How do I install a Flatpak app without installing one of its dependencies which is not really required? For instance, if you wanted to install the TexStudio App (org.texstudio.TeXstudio), Flatpak ...
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How can I make VS Code sign my commits?

I am having trouble getting vscode to commit changes I make to files. I am currently running Fedora 35 Silverblue, so I'm using the flatpak version of VS Code. I have set up my .gitconfig as it should ...
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Add read-only access to arbitrary path to a flatpak app with overrides

I have installed org.apache.netbeans with flatpak. Now, I want the app to have read-only access to /usr/local/bin. So it can run some binaries like lessc installed via npm. In flatpak's docs it is ...
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Storing Names of linux pkges

This command does not contain flatpack or snap packages: pacman -Qqe > pkglist.txt I need a mass command to store all package names in a single text file OS: Arch Linux
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Application showing in Menu, but .desktop file not present in /usr/share/applications

I have somehow the opposite problem of the proponent of this question: why-are-my-application-desktop-files-not-showing-up-in-linux-application-menu in my case I have an application showing in the ...
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How to modify or remove files inside a flatpak?

I have installed Blender 3.0.0 and am now working on an addon. During development of this addon, I need to remove one of the built-in addons (glTF Import/Export). In a regular install, I think I would ...
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.deb packages from internet V/S Snapccraft V/S Flathub

I am currently using Pop!_OS 21.10. I want to install MS Teams and there are 3 options for me: 1 - On the website of MS Teams they provide a .deb package that can be installed. 2 - Using Flathub 3 - ...
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What is the best and safest option for installing software that is not part of the distribution's official sources?

I used to run Linux in VMs in the past and I was pretty careless on what I installed. But I have installed Debian lately as my first bare-metal Linux system and I've read that Debian's outstanding ...
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When installing VSCode via Flatpak, where is its `code` executable located?

When installing Visual Studio Code via apt or homebrew, the VSCode code executable goes to a standard location that is within PATH, however it seems when installing VSCode via Flatpak, it goes ...
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ClamAV discovered malware in a Flatpak app - how do I determine which app it is?

During a ClamAV scan, malware was found in the following Flatpak file: /home/daniel/.local/share/flatpak/repo/objects/34/32b76db9f3df9ffb126a55624df56417c367c47d95e3f619585af51e448144.file: BC.Gif....
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How do I pin a Flatpak application to a specific version to prevent it from being updated?

I have issues with a newer version of a Flatpak for reasons unrelated to this question, and I would therefore like to "pin" the Flatpak to an older version so that I don't manually need to ...
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Can I safely detete the contents of /var/tmp (flatpak items)?

Today I'm trying to save some valuable space on my system disk and I might have a real newbie question: Can I safely detete the contents of /var/tmp (flatpak items)? $ sudo du -sh /var/tmp 1.5G /...
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XFCE Web Browser command

When I use Web Browser menu item from Whisker menu to start default web browser, I get following error I can see that command used for that item is exo-open --launch WebBrowser. When I execute that ...
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How to run Dropbox installed from Flatpak on Fedora automatically?

I'm running Fedora with Dropbox installed. It doesn't automatically update files in the Dropbox folder for me. How can I make it do this automatically? More information: installed using Flatpak on ...
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How do delete a Flatpak app including all data

How to delete a Flatpak app including all data? For example I want to delete Microsoft Teams including all data and configuration.
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Flatpak app complains that no portal is available

I installed flatpak from the Debian Buster repos, and the slack (that the company I work for has unfortunate started requiring) flatpak from flathub. When I flatpak --user run com.slack.Slack &!, ...
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How do I change the icon on an app installed as a "flatpak"?

On my new Meerkat, running Pop 21.04 (based on Ubuntu), I have Thunderbird installed as a flatpak. And I would like to change the application icon (along with a number of other application icons) to a ...
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Why wont my program run?

I installed the program using: $ sudo flatpak install flathub io.itch.azagaya.Laigter Looking for matches… Required runtime for io.itch.azagaya.Laigter/x86_64/stable (runtime/org.kde.Platform/...
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There is any way to block specific apps on snap or flatpak so these can't be installed on my computer?

I want to prevent the installation of some really distracting apps on my computer. I can do this on Apt by modifying a configuration file. But I haven't managed to do the same on Snap or Flatpak. I ...
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tty says "-bash: flatpak: command not found" even through I don't have flatpak installed. It was uninstalled properly

I installed flatpak and when I didn't like it I uninstalled. Now whenever I do ctrl+alt+fx to go to tty I get this error -bash: flatpak: command not found I am using debian stable with kernel 4.19.0-...
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Only Flatpak apps can open all websites after connecting to VPN

I'm using PureVPN app (openvpn/udp). Installed via rpm file. After connecting, If I ping youtbue.com it shows: --- youtube.com ping statistics --- 7 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, ...
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How to debug a .desktop file?

I've installed Gnome Boxes, Gnome Builder and Peek through flatpak, and when I click the app in the aplication menu, they don't start. And I don't know why, so I just looked at the .desktop in /var/...
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Make Firefox open app without first prompting to choose from window with one choice

No posted answer in StackExchange worked: they are years-old and pertain to very old versions of Firefox. EDIT: At first I posted about opening files from the downloads list. I later discovered I get ...
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Warning on updating flatpak: "runtime is not longer supported"

On updating my Flatpak with flatpak update, I get following message: Info: org.gnome.Platform//3.36 is end-of-life, with reason: The GNOME 3.36 runtime is no longer supported as of February 13, ...
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How to implement automatic, conditional startup of flatpak applications at login?

Rather than put some applications in $HOME/.config/autostart and start them at every login, I want to use a CASE statement to define which get launched on which days (some things only get launched on ...
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How to inhibit update of flatpak?

I use a specific flatpak app, downgraded to a version that runs stable. My fedora system (33) routinely upgrades the app. How can I tell flatpak to never update a specific package/app?
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How do I run org.mozilla.firefox from Flathub as a native Wayland client?

I installed org.mozilla.firefox from Flathub, and upon investigating with xeyes, I found that it seems to be running via XWayland as the eyes are able to trace my cursor when hovering over Firefox. I'...
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What is the difference between org.mozilla.firefox.BaseApp and org.mozilla.firefox on Flathub?

Recently, I decided to try switching over from using system-installed applications to Flatpaks from Flathub. When installing Firefox, I was given the following option: Similar refs found for ‘firefox’ ...
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How to detect `gtk_application_prefer_dark_theme` in flatpak

When installed normally, my application detects if the system chose dark variant from checking gtk_application_prefer_dark_theme property from Gtk.Settings. But when it is packaged with Flatpak, it ...
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What's the most hassle-free way to publish an application cross-distro? [closed]

I have an Electron program I want to distribute on all three major OSs. Publishing on Windows and macOS is easy enough; One installation file and we're done, plus the users of these OSs are used to ...
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Switch Pulseeffects profiles on headphones connection/disconnection

this is related to... [https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/25776/detecting-headphone-connection-disconnection-in-linux][1] as the title states, I wanted to switch pulseffects profiles on ...
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How do I browse a sandboxed flatpak application's settings with dconf-editor?

Flatpak applications do not write in system's dconf, but they do in the one inside the sandbox. How do I browse (like with dconf-editor) sandboxed applications' configuration?
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Setting a Flatpak app as the default web browser

I run Firefox from a Flatpak but I can't find how to have it open links when I click them in various XDG-compliant apps. How can I have xdg-open run Firefox from a Flatpak distribution? The ...
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How to always run a flatpak application with a filesystem permission?

I installed the Byte (com.github.alainm23.byte) app from the flathub remote through flatpak. That is a music player app. My music library is stored in another HD than my system, which is correctly ...
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How to install docker on CentOS?

Having some trouble installing docker: [root@rolly ~]# [root@rolly ~]# sudo yum install -y yum-utils Docker CE Stable - x86_64 ...
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Can I share a flatpak directory across hosts?

The context is more or less as follows: I run Distro Foo as my main driver. Inside that I have also set up a few chroots or schroots with Distro Bar, Distro Baz, and an older (or newer) version of ...
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