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What is Flatpak?

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Flatpak is a next generation technology for building and distributing desktop applications on Linux. You can install an application to your Raspberry Pi and use Flatpak like an application store.

Install Flatpak

There are a few steps to install FlatPak. Please check below instructions:

  1. Enter below command.

sudo apt-get update

2. Install Flatpak

sudo apt-get install flatpak

Now you must install gnome-software package.

  1. Enter below command to install gnome-software

sudo apt-get install gnome-software

Please install Flatpak plugin:

  1. Enter below command to install flatpak plugin

sudo apt-get install gnome-software-plugin-flatpak

Flathub is the best place to get Flatpak apps. To enable it check below screenshot.

  1. Enter below command.

sudo flatpak remote-add if-not-exists flathup

If you copy the string:
The two minus signs in front of “if-not-exist” are not accepted. Please correct in the terminal !!

Please restart your Raspberry Pi to complete setop proccess.

Run Flatpak

To run Flatpak, follow below instructions:

  1. Click here to open Applications Menu
  2. Click Preferences
  3. Click Software
  1. This the Flatpak UI.
  2. You can choose a category and install an application
  3. You can see your installed application
  4. An application can be searched here
  5. Press here to exit