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Questions tagged [flatpak]

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

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Can't add any repository in DEEPIN OS no valid OpenPGP data found

today I downloaded DEEPIN OS to test it out. So far so good but I'm having trouble adding any repository in this OS. For the sake of this example I'm trying to add FLATPAK repository as shown in image ...
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How to list all flatpak apps that use a specific runtime?

Background I got these messages when updating: Info: org.gnome.Platform is end-of-life, with reason: GNOME 3.24 runtime is no longer supported as of 11th January 2019. Please ask your application ...
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Can I compile Flatpak from source?

I recently downloaded a Flatpak Epiphany package. However, there is no support on my distro for Flatpak. So is there a way to compile it from source?
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Can I move a user-installed flatpak to a system-installed one and vice-versa?

Flatpak has two modes: You can install flatpaks as user (via --user) or with root permissions as system (--system). However, can I move an already installed flatpak between them somehow? Or do I need ...
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How to reset all manually overriden permissions for a flatpak?

Let's say I've used flatpak override to add/change some permissions and now I (regret it😉) and want to restore/reset them. How can I do that?
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Why does running shellcheck from the demo flatpak work, but fail in Atom?

I've installed Atom from flathub. Now using the linter-shellcheck fails and says, the shellcheck command is not available. However, if I use the flatpak demo application and use flatpak enter to ...
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Flatpak - Safely Relocate Sandboxed Home Directory

I would like to transparently provide a Flatpak app with a fully sandboxed ~/ directory located at an arbitrary location of my choosing. That is, I want to sandbox the entirety of ~/ such that ...
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How to get “flatpak enter” to work?

I'm trying to use flatpak enter to enter a sandboxed Steam client. To get a PID or instance ID I do like so: $ flatpak ps Instance PID Application Runtime 2581746118 4294 com....
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Exporting $PULSE_SERVER at start up

In order to run flatpak applications (like Discord or Spotify) I currently have to export the $PUSLE_SERVER in my ~/.zshrc or ~/.bashrc like so: export PULSE_SERVER=unix:/tmp/pulse-PKdhtXMmr18n/...
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Can't launch GIMP pre-installed via Flatpak on Linux Mint 19, how to debug?

I have quite a fresh installation of Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon with GIMP pre-installed via Flatpak: Basic info $ flatpak info org.gimp.GIMP Ref: app/org.gimp.GIMP/x86_64/stable ID: org.gimp.GIMP Arch: ...
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Debian: installed application via flatpak, runs from search bar, missing from cmd line

I have installed razerCommander via flatpak on Debian 9.0. If I press the "windows" key on the keyboard and search for razerCommander, the application appears and runs when clicked (so it functions ...
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How to list permissions of flatpak applications?

When you install a flatpak via command line you get this: $ flatpak install flathub ind.ie.Gnomit Remote ‘flathub’ found in multiple installations: 1) system 2) user Which do you want to use (0 to ...
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“Gnome Software” is not showing flatpak updates

Today, GNOME Software showed a software update notification. I ran pkcon update, but there were no updates in PackageKit. I thought that meant it was an update to a Flatpak app. So I opened GNOME ...
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Absolute paths added to flatpak are skipped

I'm attempting to let flatpak app BLAH have access to the host's /usr/foo, like so: flatpak run -v --filesystem=/usr/foo:ro com.blah.BLAH/x86_64/stable I get the following output: F: skipping ...
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How to make flatpak applications use standard locations for user data files?

Applications installed with Flatpak are keeping user data and configuration under ~/.var/app/ (see Wiki and documentation). I would like the applications installed with Flatpak to reuse the ...
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How do I open files with flatpak okular from command line?

I have an alias for okular installed with flatpak that is set up like this: alias okular="org.kde.okular" It opens up okular from the terminal. However if I try to open a file from the terminal with ...
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How to Install flatpak on Linux Mint 17.1

GIMP 2.10 came out and I'm really excited to use it. The website suggests installing it with flatpak. According to flatpak's website, Linux Mint 18 and forward have it already installed, but as I'm ...
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Can't access files on mounted HD from inside a flatpack application

I am using the Zotero Flatpack from Flathub on my Linux machine. Unfortunately I can't access my files which are on an extra hard drive mounted in /media/user/XYZ. It is possible to access all files, ...
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VLC 3.0 (flatpak) data location

I want to install tunein.lua plugin on VLC 3.0 (flatpak). System: Linux Mint 18.3 MATE. Tune In plugin is successfully working on a standard vlc version, but I can't find the specific location to copy ...
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How to allow GUI application in flatpak to run CLI tool?

Can I somehow allow a GUI application running inside a flatpak allow to access and execute a binary at /bin respectively /var/bin? Even if I allow full system access (--filesystem=host) it cannot ...
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What exactly is Flatpak and why would I want to use it? [closed]

I just noticed that the current update of the distribution I'm using (version 18.3 of Linux Mint) boasts supports for "Flatpak". So, I ddg'ed it and found this Wikipedia page about yet. So I ...
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Offline install of a flatpak application

I am working in a locked-down corporate environment and I need to install the latest MonoDevelop (http://www.monodevelop.com/download/linux/) in an totally offline environment. I have the ability to ...
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Can I start a Flatpak app in a separate profile?

I normally start and stop Revolt with these Flatpak commands: # start flatpak run org.perezdecastro.Revolt # stop gdbus call --session \ --dest org.perezdecastro.Revolt \ --object-path /org/...
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After installing firefox nightly with flatpak when I try to run it it starts regular firefox

I am running fedora 26 and I wanted to install firefox nightly (currently 57) alongside firefox 56 in the regular repos. I followed the instructions on the flatpak page: flatpak install --from ...
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How will Flatpak prevent proliferation of out-to-date libraries?

With the current package system (RPM or Deb), there is usually only one major version of each library and program installed. All libraries should use Semantic Versioning, so new minor versions can ...