flatpack on mobian
#1
Does anyone know how to install flatpack on mobian? It's not findable in the "software" app, and 'apt-get install flatpack' returns that it can't find the package. I found one forum thread which suggested that flatpack is available through the unstable repository. If this is true, is there a way to switch to unable for just this package?
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#2
It's flatpak, not flatpack. Maybe that helps :-)
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#3
Ah, indeed it is. In fact, it's already installed. Thanks! I'll mark this thread as 'solved'.
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#4
Does anyone know how to uninstall flatpak on Mobian Bookworm? It seems to be installed by default, but I don't want to install software through anything else than apt, because I don't trust it. When I try to remove flatpak it also wants to remove packages like mobian-phosh.
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(01-19-2022, 10:20 AM)beta-user Wrote: Does anyone know how to uninstall flatpak on Mobian Bookworm? It seems to be installed by default, but I don't want to install software through anything else than apt, because I don't trust it. When I try to remove flatpak it also wants to remove packages like mobian-phosh.

It's more important then to remove any flatpak installed + any repository. Once you do that, and if you never download and manually install a flatpak, you won't accidentally install any.
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(01-19-2022, 08:30 PM)pajux Wrote:
(01-19-2022, 10:20 AM)beta-user Wrote: Does anyone know how to uninstall flatpak on Mobian Bookworm? It seems to be installed by default, but I don't want to install software through anything else than apt, because I don't trust it. When I try to remove flatpak it also wants to remove packages like mobian-phosh.

It's more important then to remove any flatpak installed + any repository. Once you do that, and if you never download and manually install a flatpak, you won't accidentally install any.

I haven't installed anything through flatpak. I don't think I've used it at all and it seems that it's included by default in Mobian and required by phosh. I don't understand why. Is phosh installed and updated through flatpak? I would have to check on a fresh install to be sure.
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(01-20-2022, 05:38 AM)beta-user Wrote: I haven't installed anything through flatpak. I don't think I've used it at all and it seems that it's included by default in Mobian and required by phosh. I don't understand why. Is phosh installed and updated through flatpak? I would have to check on a fresh install to be sure.

Because Phosh as originally envisioned by Purism, would have all end-user applications distributed as Flatpaks. And I suppose for Mobian, flatpak is installed by default to avoid breaking that, and because it's useful for many people -- for a while, for example, Fractal (a Matrix client) was only distributed as a flatpak (something I think the Debian team has remediated Wink )
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#8
(01-25-2022, 09:39 PM)pajux Wrote: Because Phosh as originally envisioned by Purism, would have all end-user applications distributed as Flatpaks. And I suppose for Mobian, flatpak is installed by default to avoid breaking that, and because it's useful for many people -- for a while, for example, Fractal (a Matrix client) was only distributed as a flatpak (something I think the Debian team has remediated Wink )

That's pretty weird! For me it's a big flaw. Flatpak is a less secure alternative to apt. I checked the phosh package in Debian and I don't see flatpak as a dependency. So either I missed it or it must be possible to use Phosh without Flatpak.
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#9
https://wiki.mobian-project.org/doku.php...ll-flatpak
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