In this tutorial, we will show you how to install AppImage on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, AppImage is a cutting-edge application packaging format that encapsulates an application, its dependencies, and libraries in a single, self-contained executable file. This self-sufficient format eliminates the need for traditional installation procedures, making software distribution and usage easier than ever before.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the AppImage on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux or RHEL-based.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for AppImage.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install AppImage on AlmaLinux 9
Step 1. Downloading the AppImage Application.
With your AlmaLinux 9 system primed for AppImage magic, let’s embark on the journey of downloading the AppImage application of your choice. Pay close attention to trusted sources to safeguard your system from potential security risks.
- A. Identifying Trusted Sources:
Before downloading any AppImage, it’s crucial to identify trustworthy sources. Visit the official websites of the applications you wish to use or stick to reputable third-party software repositories. Beware of downloading AppImages from unverified sources, as it could compromise the security and integrity of your system.
- B. Downloading the AppImage:
The process of downloading an AppImage is straightforward. Head to the application’s official website and look for a link labeled “Download” or “Get AppImage.” Click on the link to download the AppImage file to your preferred location.
Step 2. Making AppImage Executable
Now that you have the AppImage file in your possession, the next step is to grant it executable permissions.
To make the downloaded AppImage executable via the command line, follow these steps:
- Open your terminal application (you can access it through the “Applications” menu).
- Navigate to the directory where the AppImage is located using the “
cd” command. For example:
- Make the AppImage file executable with the “
chmod +x your-appimage-file.AppImage
Step 3. Running AppImage on AlmaLinux 9.
With the AppImage now executable, it’s time to experience the magic in action.
- A. Command Line Execution.
Running an AppImage application via the command line interface is simple and efficient. Follow these steps:
- Open your terminal application.
- Navigate to the directory containing the AppImage file, if you’re not already there.
- Execute the AppImage by typing its filename preceded by “./”:
- B. Graphical Interface Execution.
Alternatively, you can run the AppImage using the graphical interface.
- Locate the AppImage file in your file manager.
- Right-click on the AppImage file and select “Properties.”
- In the “Permissions” tab, check the box labeled “Allow executing file as a program.”
- Close the properties window and double-click the AppImage to run it.
VI. Integrating AppImage Applications with AlmaLinux 9.
To streamline your AppImage experience, consider integrating these applications into your system for easy access.
- A. Installing AppImageLauncher.
AppImageLauncher is a nifty utility that helps manage AppImage applications efficiently. Let’s install it and unleash the full potential of AppImage on AlmaLinux 9.
- Download the latest release of AppImageLauncher from its GitHub repository:
- Install AppImageLauncher using the package manager:
sudo dnf install -y ./appimagelauncher-2.3.4-travis995.0f91801.eopkg
- B. Integrating AppImage Applications.
AppImageLauncher automatically integrates AppImage applications into your system’s application menu and associates them with the appropriate file types.
- After installing AppImageLauncher, launch it from the application menu.
- Select “Install” to integrate your AppImage applications.
- AppImageLauncher will detect the available AppImage files and offer to install them. Click “Yes” to proceed.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed AppImage. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing AppImage on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official AppImage website.