In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Flatpak on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Flatpak is a universal system package, used for application virtualization, and deployment, and mainly used for package management that almost works on all Linux environments.
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 Flatpak future of application distribution on AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for Rocky Linux.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Flatpak.
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 Flatpak on AlmaLinux 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf update sudo dnf install epel-release
Step 2. Installing Flatpak on AlmaLinux 8.
Flatpak is already in the official repository of these RPM-based Linux distros, Now run the following command to install it:
sudo dnf install flatpak
Step 3. Add the Flathub repository.
The next step will be to add Flatpak’s repository from where we will download and install applications. Here. we are adding Flathub since it’s the most popular and widely used repository:
sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo sudo dnf update
Step 4. Install the Application using Flatpak.
Search the application name by using the following syntax:
flatpak search [application_name]
For example, if we want to search Spotify application through Flatpak then, the following command used to search Spotify by using the Flatpak software:
flatpak install flathub com.spotify.Client
To run a Flatpak application, execute the command:
flatpak run com.spotify.Client
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Flatpak. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Flatpak on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Flatpak website.