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Install Flatpak On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Install Flatpak On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is using Snap for  software installation or distributing desktop applications on Linux.  Meanwhile, there is another universal package called  Flatpak which was developed by the Free Desktop Project.

Flatpak is a system for building, distributing, and running sandboxed desktop applications on Linux.

Flatpak is the new framework for desktop applications on Linux and Gnome foundation is behind this latest technology which is seen as a alternative to snaps.


You need to add PPA to Ubuntu before installing Flatpak. Type the command below :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak


Now you need to update the source:

sudo apt update


And it’s time to install the Flatpak :

sudo apt install flatpak


To list all available installable packages in a Flatpak repository:

flatpak remote-ls name-of-repository --app


Now you can install an app from the list and install it with the command below:

flatpak install --user nameofapp


and install Flatpak support for GNOME Software:

sudo apt install gnome-software-plugin-flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub


Now, you can install various apps using Flatpak.

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