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Offline nom001

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Flat pack - how to install?
« on: August 17, 2019, 09:39:15 pm »
Hi all,

Maybe its been asked before but searching the forum gives me 1001 replies on my search which does not contain the right answer/solution.

My question is, how do i install Flatpack and have it visible in the main menu structure as a link/starter ( if possible)?

Many thanks in advance!

Offline kanliot

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Re: Flat pack - how to install?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2019, 03:22:49 am »
Use this instruction, https://flatpak.org/setup/Debian/ skip the step for GNOME unless you've installed GNOME on sparky, (nobody does this)

I'm assuming you don't want to install the software center plugin, so you will open a command line.

browse to https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.gnome.FeedReader

copy the link from the install button by right-clicking and put the url on the clipboard

open the terminal and download the url with wget
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wget https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gnome.FeedReader.flatpakref
install the flatpak repo, (type y when it asks you)
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flatpak install org.gnome.FeedReader.flatpakref
The menu item should have installed, check by looking in "Internet" in the start menu.  If not, move it to the proper place with pcmanfm.
Please let me know if this works.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2019, 03:26:02 am by kanliot »

Offline Crippled

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Re: Flat pack - how to install?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 08:46:53 pm »
Use this instruction, https://flatpak.org/setup/Debian/ skip the step for GNOME unless you've installed GNOME on sparky, (nobody does this)

I'm assuming you don't want to install the software center plugin, so you will open a command line.

browse to https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.gnome.FeedReader

copy the link from the install button by right-clicking and put the url on the clipboard

open the terminal and download the url with wget
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wget https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gnome.FeedReader.flatpakref
install the flatpak repo, (type y when it asks you)
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flatpak install org.gnome.FeedReader.flatpakref
The menu item should have installed, check by looking in "Internet" in the start menu.  If not, move it to the proper place with pcmanfm.
Please let me know if this works.
That doesn't work. It says it installs but it's nowhere to be found even though I rebooted. The only thing that can be found is a useless feed reader. No Flatpaks. Edit: It doesn't matter since Flatpak doesn't have the regular version of Firefox which is the only reason why I was intested into Flatpak.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2019, 09:02:14 pm by Crippled »
I am command line illiterate. I am a copy and paste terminal user.

Offline kanliot

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Re: Flat pack - how to install?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 06:47:33 pm »
Ok, sorry it did not work.  What desktop (DE) did it not work on?  Can you mark this thread as [Nevermind] since we're moving on?

Offline nom001

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Re: Flat pack - how to install?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 12:20:32 am »
When following your instruction, do i install some feedreader or do i install the Flatpack application with software centre plugin?? I don't want to install some useless feedreader i never use.....

Offline kanliot

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Re: Flat pack - how to install?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 12:24:19 am »
It should just be one command at the command line
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flatpak install X

Where X is the software you want.   And this is after the flatpak package was installed from Debian.

There doesn't seem to be a Debian GUI application to install flatpak software outside of GNOME.   I could recommend a GUI application to do this, but you should probably get flatpak installs working first.