Today we are going to learn Install Snap and Flatpak in openSUSE Tumbleweed Linux, openSUSE Tumbleweed is the rolling release version of the openSUSE distribution, in this matter, we will be adding support for Snap and Flatpak packaging in order to increase the availability of more current packages for your system.
In my opinion, this is the version of openSUSE best suited for the intermediate desktop user who prefers programs in current versions, with security and stability.
openSUSE Tumbleweed is:
- simple to use
- Continuously updated
- Works well with your hardware
- planted in firm soil
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Snap and Flatpak
Snap and Flatpak are new ways of packaging programs that aim to solve the problem of dependencies on other packages, making the programs packaged by them compatible with all Linux distributions.
Simply put, they are like portables for Windows, but because they contain all the dependencies of the program that is packaged, they can become bigger than traditional packages.
But it has the advantage of not compromising the stability of your operating system as they are an isolated container from the system.
Install Snap and Flatpak in openSUSE Tumbleweed
In order for your openSUSE Tumbleweed to support packaging, add the repository for Snap as openSUSE does not officially distribute it.
sudo zypper addrepo --refresh http://download.opensuse.org/repositori
sudo zypper install snapd flatpak
Add Flathub repository in openSUSE Tumbleweed
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/f
Add the Flathub beta repository in openSUSE Tumbleweed.
flatpak remote-add --user flathub-beta https://flathub.org/beta-repo/
Enable snapd on systemd in openSUSE Tumbleweed.
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd
Start snapd in openSUSE Tumbleweed.
sudo systemctl start --now snapd
Use Snap and Flatpak in openSUSE Tumbleweed
after Install Snap and Flatpak in openSUSE Tumbleweed, You can use the Discover program centre to graphically install the Snap and Flatpak packages.
You can also install programs from the command line, use the examples.
Search for Gimp hair program.
flatpak search gimp
Install with command (always by application ID).
flatpak install org.gimp.GIMP
snap search gimp
Install with command
snap install gimp