This article covers the installation steps of Flatpak on the CentOS 8 system. With Flatpak, users can easily install new packages or applications from the flathub repository in an isolated space.
Flatpak is a package management system that aims to enable users and developers to install and manage software packages on Linux systems regardless of the Linux distribution, runtime, dependencies and the type of package management. A flatpak application runs in a sandboxed environment. This is an isolated environment that is bundled with all the dependencies, libraries and everything that is needed for the app to run smoothly.
How to Enable Flatpak in Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora ?
For RedHat / CentOS 8 and Fedora 22 and later versions, invoke the command below to enable flatpak:
$ sudo dnf install flatpak
For earlier versions of Red Hat and CentOS use the YUM package manager:
$ sudo yum install flatpak