In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Flatpak on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Flatpak is a package management and software deployment tool created to make the distribution of desktop applications on Linux easier. It’s similar to Snap apps in many ways apps are sandboxed come bundled up with everything they need to run, and support automatic background updates.
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 on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- 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).
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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Flatpak on Ubuntu 22.04.
By default, the Flatpak is available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Flatpak to your system:
sudo apt install flatpak
Flathub is the best place to get Flatpak apps. To enable run the following command below:
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Verify Flatpak installation:
flatpak – version
Step 3. How to Install Application using Flatpak.
You can install the package available in the Flatpak, for example:
flatpak search spotify
After you have found the application, you can install Spotify using the following command:
flatpak install spotify
If you need something more information, use the command
Help Options: -h, --help Show help options Application Options: --version Print version information and exit --default-arch Print default arch and exit --supported-arches Print supported arches and exit --gl-drivers Print active gl drivers and exit --installations Print paths for system installations and exit --print-updated-env Print the updated environment needed to run flatpaks --print-system-only Only include the system installation with --print-updated-env -v, --verbose Show debug information, -vv for more detail --ostree-verbose Show OSTree debug information
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Flatpak. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Flatpak on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Flatpak website.