Install Snapcraft, AppImage And Flatpak On Linux

Insight: Install snapcraft, appimage and flatpak

There are plenty of different package systems available for Linux based operating systems. Out of them, Major 3 package system are Snapcraft, AppImage and Flatpak which are used by most of the popular distros. Let’s see the method to Install snapcraft appimage and flatpak on Linux.

Install Snapcraft, AppImage And Flatpak On Linux

1. Snapcraft

Install Snapcraft, AppImage, And Flatpak On Linux

Snapcraft is a open source packages manager which is developed by Canonical (parent company of Ubuntu).

Arch

sudo pacman -S snapd  

Ubuntu

sudo apt install snapd  

Debian

 sudo apt install snapd

Fedora

sudo dnf install snapd

If you are using Fedora 24

 sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Gentoo

Install the overlay.

OpenSuse

 sudo zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/system:/snappy/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/ snappy  
sudo zypper install snapd  

2. AppImage

AppImage is a format for distributing portable software on Linux. It says that there is no need of superuser permissions to install the application. To know the process of Appimage, download a application with appimage file. You can browse their directory to install the application.

After downloading the application with appimage file, you need to right click the `.appimage` file and select properties to make sure that “allow executing file” is checked. After that you can install it by double clicking the AppImage file.

3. Flatpak

Flatpak is another package distribution system for Linux. There are hundred of apps available in Flatpak at the time of this article writing. It provides a sandbox environment in which users can run applications in isolation from the rest of the system.

Install Flatpak In Linux

Arch

sudo pacman -S flatpak  

Ubuntu

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

Debian

sudo apt install flatpak  

Fedora

sudo dnf install flatpak  

Gentoo

Install the overlay.

OpenSuse

sudo zypper install flatpak  

 

 

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