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

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bwrap: execvp com.github.tchx84.Flatseal: No such file or directory flatpak

Some background of what happened. I was playing with Flatseal to try few themes on my flatpak appliacations, and after some workarounds here and there, I accidently removed some file section in the ...
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Put zenity to flatpak /usr/bin folder

I try to create a flatpak application for Instant meshes in particular the manifest is the following: id: org.flatpak.InstantMeshes runtime: org.gnome.Platform runtime-version: "44" sdk: org....
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How can I manage dependencies with FlatPak?

I have some trouble understanding how dependencies are managed within FlatPak. Recently I wanted to update all FlatPaks using flatpak update and got a message that some software version is not ...
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Is it possible to build a Flatpak package using flatpak-builder without FUSE?

I'm trying to build a Flatpak package with flatpak-builder in an environment where I don't have access to FUSE. This leads to the following problem: Initializing build dir Committing stage init to ...
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Is it possible to give an existing Flatpak application permission to run another Flatpak?

You can give a Flatpak permissions to access files/folders outside of its sandbox using the techniques described in this Ubuntu Stack Exchange QA. But is it possible to give an existing Flatpak ...
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How can you build a Flatpak package in a Bitbucket CI/CD pipeline?

I'm trying to set up a CI/CD pipeline that builds Flatpak packages in Bitbucket CI, but I'm struggling with getting Flatpak working in the container. Initially I tried using the freedesktopsdk/flatpak:...
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Why does Flatpak install applications in /var instead of /usr?

I've noticed that Flatpak, a popular package manager for Linux, installs applications in the /var directory instead of the traditional /usr directory. While /usr has been the conventional location for ...
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Issue installing browser with old version of flatpack

I'm using xubuntu 20.04 and i am downlaoding the broswer like chrome in flathub it always say you need later version of flatpak (1.8.2) Help me to fix that problem
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How do I programmatically check if a Flatpak package is installed in a shell script?

I'm writing a script where I want to detect whether a given Flatpak package is installed, and take a different code path depending on the answer. How can I accomplish this? Traditional measures like ...
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opening an image in /tmp with Pinta

I have Pinta 2.1.1 running in Flatpak (v1.14.5). When I run Pinta from the command line passing an image located in /tmp as an argument, it complains about the file not existing: $ /var/lib/flatpak/...
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Flatpak install freezes when downloading resource. Can I find source URL to download file manually from browser?

I am trying to update the Gnome Web (org.gnome.Epiphany) flatpak, on Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS (on WSL2). One specific resource, "org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264" always freezes when downloading. ...
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What should I do, if I want the newest stable versions of my packages, preferably from official sources?

I've been using Linux for a while now, but I am a bit confused on what the best way to install packages would be. Since a lot of packages in my distro repositories (I use Pop!_OS) are outdated, should ...
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Flatpak-installed Spotify client doesn't evoke the web browser

I'm on Fedora 39 on bspwm (very minimal installation, maybe I'm missing some library necessary for this) and installed Spotify client from flathub using flatpak install flathub com.spotify.Client and ...
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flatpak creation issue for old version of Wine (6.13)

I am attempting to create a flatpak for an old development version of Wine, 6.13, but have been running into problems. The show-stopper is a bwrap: execvp wine: No such file or directory error when ...
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Gnome Backups (DejaDup) Flatpak version suddenly unable to open paths

Intro I had a fine run using Gnome Backups (DejaDup) Flatpak version as my backup solution until today, when the software refuses to use paths located in my HOME directory saying that: This folder ...
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How to ask for root password from the user for my GUI app which pipes it to makepkg?

I was learning rust. I am building a simple GUI application that scrapes through aur and installs a package. I am using tauri for GUI. So, to install an aur application, I will run makepkg -si inside ...
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Authenticated Flatpak repo

Would it be possible to have a password protected flatpak repository? I'm developing a commercial software and at the moment we're supporting only Ubuntu 20.04 and we host an authenticated apt ...
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Can I map a folder used by an app in flatpak format to a folder on the OS?

Can I map a folder used by an app in flatpak format to a folder on the OS ? In the sandboxed app I have the folder /folder_name/example.txt. I want to map this on OS to /flatpak/config/app_name/...
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Cannot close LUKS volume while any flatpak app is running

The problem I cannot cryptsetup close any LUKS volume while any flatpak app is running in the background. Yes, the flatpak app just has to be running in the background, I'm not trying to use ...
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Why Flatpak Chromium's decision to use or not use /run/user/…/doc/ depends on the save destination?

I found out that clicking "Show in folder" in my Flatpak Chromium's download history sometimes leads to /run/user/<user-id>/doc/<dir-id>/. I've done basic googling to find out ...
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How do I know if a package on flathub in official or not?

I am new to Linux and i recently discovered Flathub. I am currently on Fedora39 and my only perplexity is the nature of the packages available on it. how do I know, for example if this package is ...
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How can my flatpaks inherit gnome themes?

I am having problems with all the Flatpak packages that I install: they don't inherit the themes of cursor and window and use a theme of the windows similar to the predefined one of gnome, and the ...
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Correct way to launch xdg desktop portal under bare WM setup?

Context I'm running Void Linux with X11. I'm not using any desktop environment or display manager. I simply type startx from tty to launch X11, and ~/.xinitrc launches BSPWM, polybar, and all the ...
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Flatpak app can’t open links

I don’t know much about flatpak, so not sure where to look for. I can’t open links from thunderbird flatpak to firefox flatpak. I’ve looked around it seems that it should be an problem with portals. ...
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Skype account gets automatically logged out in Flatpak version

In the Flatpak version of Skype, when the app gets closed, my account automatically gets logged out. So, I have to re-enter the credentials each time I open the Skype app. I have seen this issue only ...
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Can I configure parameters when launching flatpak apps from the GUI?

One of my Flatpak application stopped working properly, probably after a silent upgrade. I found a fix online that tells me to add a parameter. That fix works. Nonetheless, I like running that app ...
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Thunderbird flatpak install crash in a few seconds, after OS reboot (works before reboot) - Debian, KDE, Wayland

I'm on Debian 12 KDE, Wayland(for monitor scaling). I set a custom location for flatpak in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/extra.conf [Installation "port"] Path=/port/flatpak/ DisplayName=Extra ...
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Integrate java app installed through flathub to GTK

I have installed sweethome3d via flathub(https://flathub.org/apps/com.sweethome3d.Sweethome3d). Expectedly, the look is not integrated with Adwaita or whatever GTK theme and icons I am using. Is there ...
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Can’t run a single flatpak app

Every flatpak app fails with this message: $ flatpak run org.mozilla.firefox bwrap: Unexpected capabilities but not setuid, old file caps config? error: ldconfig failed, exit status 256 It must be ...
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Unable to navigate to app or app events while clicking on notification badges on plasma workspace for Flatpak apps

Normally, when I click on the notification badges, I am taken to the application window for any application in KDE plasma. However, this is not the case with Flatpak apps. Clicking on the notification ...
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Disable Network Permission for all Flatpaks

The Flatseal Flatpak has a toggle to disable network permissions (share=network) for all Flatpaks installed on your system. How can I do this same thing by command line, for all Flatpaks installed on ...
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Why does Flatpak not require a password?

Flatpack is installing software, right? Example: my distro (Ubuntu based) installed Brave and Chrome browser updates today, no password was required. Isn't sudo, or otherwise admin access, required to ...
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Flameshot not working with Flatpak on Wayland

I'm trying to take screenshot using flameshot on my fedora 38 system but the issue is I'm unable to do so. I'm running a wayland instance and do not intend to switch to X11. I'm running the flatpak ...
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How to force flatpak output to be in a table, even when stdout is piped?

flatpak prints output as a table: $ flatpak search firefox Name Description Application ID Version Branch Remotes Firefox Fast, Private &...
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Switch the runtime version of flatpak app

If I list all runtimes, I see different apps use different versions of the same package. For instance, flatpak list --runtime outputs Freedesktop Platform org.freedesktop.Platform 21.08.20.1 21.08 ...
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Can Flatpak's apps installed in external drive and used on different Linux distribution?

I was thinking to create a workstation drive that contain all development apps and file and use it (plug & run) across many device with different Linux distribution. Is that possible?
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In FlatPak, is it possible to always install packages under system instead of user?

On Debian/Ubuntu based Linux, the most common 3 package managers are apt, flatpak & snap. Both apt & snap install packages for all users by default, flatpak is the only exception. This has ...
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Execute bash command from container (flatpak) in the main OS

Here's my problem. I am running flatpak steam and I want to interact with libratbag for managing my mouse poll rate. Running my custom command from the game launch options won't work, as everything is ...
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Are really all these flatpaks unused (except Nvidia latest runtime and a few others)?

Somewhere I found this command for a flatpak maintenance: flatpak uninstall --unused I did have no free time at that point, so I saved it for later use. Now, when I execute it, I get: $ flatpak ...
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Flatpak applications borked under NixOS

I just migrated from Arch Linux to NixOS. I configured the system to install GNOME. I'm used to install desktop applications using Flatpak, so I went ahead and configured everything...just to realize ...
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Script the addition of pre-run hooks to Flatpaks

I'd like to modify how installed Flatpaks run, so that podman containers used by a Flatpak are ran before the Flatpak is run (and ideally shut down after the Flatpak finishes running, but that's ...
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move installed flatpak applications

In the flatpak documentation there are instructions for alternative locations to install the new applications. But how do I move what is already installed to a new location? Simply moving what was in ~...
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Firefox won't open links with flatpak or snap application

Firefox that was installed by default doesn't open links with snap or flatpak applications installed on my system. As an example, I am trying to log in to Todoist application installed locally on my ...
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'/var/lib/flatpak/exports/share' is not in the search path set by the XDG_DATA_HOME and XDG_DATA_DIRS

Weird one, when I update flatpaks I get the following message in terminal: Note that '/var/lib/flatpak/exports/share' is not in the search path set by the XDG_DATA_HOME and XDG_DATA_DIRS environment ...
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Disable the "background activity" notification in GNOME when opening Flatpak applications

This sort of thing started happening a while back; I thought it was going to go away (because it's super annoying), but after a couple of system updates, it looks like it's here to stay. As far as I ...
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I do not receive any response from flathub

When I run sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo, I do not get any responses, and command does not finish. I can open flathub.org in the browser, ...
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GNOME Extensions do not install on Debian

I'm trying to install true-color-invert available at the GNOME Extensions website or similar tools. It does not appear in the Extensions application on my Debian nor the gnome-extensions list which ...
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How to clear the contents under /run/user/1000/doc?

I am on Ubuntu 20.04 and installed evince via flatpak, when I open evince, it usually makes a copy of the opened file into /run/user/1000/doc. I learned that /run/user/1000/doc is the temporary ...
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Unable to delete data of flatpak - connection is closed error

I was using KdenLive but I messed up some of the settings so I decided to do a fresh install. When I used the GUI to remove then reinstall, the settings were intact. Then I went to the terminal and ...
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Can you run a flatpak from a single file?

Things like snap or flatpak irritate me to no end, because they take over your system (and snap even updates packages behind the scenes without informing you, so you end up with a shitton of crap ...
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