[SOLVED] Flatpak with --user flag

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[SOLVED] Flatpak with --user flag

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-02-15 12:02

Are there any security implications with installing flatpak applications in my /home using --user flag instead of default system?
How do you do it? I have much more space on my /home partition, so I want to save space on root.
OS: Debian 9 GNOME
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Re: Flatpak with --user flag

Postby Ardouos » 2018-02-15 14:31

Wheelerof4te wrote:Are there any security implications with installing flatpak applications in my /home using --user flag instead of default system?

There shouldn't any implications, the app should still run in its own flatpak runtime environment. Just in your home directory.
Wheelerof4te wrote:How do you do it? I have much more space on my /home partition, so I want to save space on root.
OS: Debian 9 GNOME

AFAIK you just run --user just after flakpak. e.g.

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flatpak --user remote-add name location


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flatpak --user install name location


Then you should be able to just run the application.

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flatpak run application
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Re: Flatpak with --user flag

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-02-15 14:34

There shouldn't any implications, the app should still run in its own flatpak runtime environment. Just in your home directory.

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