How to Install Flatpak Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS Easy Guide

March 17, 2018 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Flatpak Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic

Hello Ubuntu User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Flatpak Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS GNU/Linux.

First of all Flatpak is a technology for Building, Distributing, Installing and Running Linux Apps.

And Flatpak is primarily targeted at the Linux Desktop, although it can also be used as the basis for application distribution in other contexts, such as embedded systems.

Finally Flatpak has been designed and implemented with a number of Goals:

  • Allow applications to be installed on any Linux distribution.
  • Provide consistent environments for applications, to facilitate testing and reduce bugs.
  • Decouple applications from the operating system, so that applications don’t depend on specific versions of each distribution.
  • Allow applications to bundle their own Dependencies, so that they can use libraries that aren’t provided by a Linux distribution, and so they can depend on specific versions or even patched versions of a library.
  • Increase the security of Linux desktops, by isolating applications in sandboxes.

Especially Relevant: Flatpak is already on the Ubuntu Repo, but it’s Recommended to Get Installed the Latest Version as shown here Below.

Install Flatpak Ubuntu 18.04 - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Flatpak Ubuntu 18.04 - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. Then Add Flatpak Ubuntu PPA

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak
    sudo apt update

    If you find an Issue about Missing ‘bionic’ Release file, then Edit it:

    nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/alexlarsson*.list

    And temporarily Amend it like that:

    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexlarsson/flatpak/ubuntu artful main
    

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor ;)

  3. Finally Install Flatpak

    sudo apt install flatpak
  4. How to Getting-Started Searching & Installing Flatpak Apps

    Flatpak Apps Installation Quick-Start Guide

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