MX 17

Flatpaks

<post by user asqwerth>

Updated 24 Aug 2018 to add newer/simpler steps based on this link: https://flatpak.org/setup/Debian/

1. Install flatpak from the repositories using Synaptic or MX Package Installer (Full App Catalogue tab)

2. install the main flatpak repository of applications (referred to as a remote in flatpak terminology), namely Flathub, with this command:

Snap packages on MX-17

The problem: Snap packages, or more specifically the snapd daemon which manages Snap packages, relies on systemd. Not only must systemd be installed, but it needs to be running as PID 1. The snapd software uses systemd's systemctl program to perform a few tasks like mounting and unmounting package archives (packages are squashfs files). When systemctl is called when systemd is not running as PID 1, it will fail. Neither systemd nor Snap developers have worked around these issues.

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