How to Install Softwares with Flatpak on Arch Linux and Ubuntu

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There are many ways to install a software on Linux. Flatpak it's one of easiest way to use for installing softwares on Linux.  Let's begin with installation of flatpak on your system

Arch Linux

Run the following command to install flatpak then reboot.

sudo pacman -S flatpak

Ubuntu

Step 1 - Add the official Flatpak PPA to your system

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak
 sudo apt update
 sudo apt install flatpak
    

Step 2 - Install Flatpak Plugin

 sudo apt install gnome-software-plugin-flatpak

Step 3 - Add the flathub repository

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

How to Download Softwares from FlatHub

Once you've installed flatpak on your system, go to flathub.org to download apps, click the install button on the software page and run the downloaded package, or simply run the following command in terminal

Example: The following command installs skype on your system

Install

flatpak install flathub com.skype.Client

Run

flatpak run com.skype.Client

Conclusion

In this tutorial you learned how to install softwares on arch linux and ubuntu via flatpak.

Author

Endrit Qerreti

Linux Enthusiast, Coder, Security Researcher, Linux Sys Admin, Night owl. I started working, testing and playing around with computers since 7 years old, and since then i fell love with them.

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