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Install Flatpak and Friends

Flatpak (pkg) is a cross-distribution framework for distribution and running of sandboxed applications. XDG Desktop Portal (pkg1, pkg2) provides Nuvola Apps with desktop integration. GNOME Software (pkg) makes the browsing and installation of Flatpaks easier.

All packages are available in Arch Linux's extra/community repositories. Run pacman -Sy flatpak xdg-desktop-portal-gtk gnome-software as root/sudo. Then restart your computer to add Flatpak paths alongside the system ones. Otherwise, you may see strange errors. Unfortunately, just logging out and logging in is not enough.

Add Flathub and Nuvola Apps Repositories

The Flathub repository provides GNOME Platform runtime, which is used by Nuvola to share common dependencies with other Flatpak apps to reduce disk & memory usage. The Nuvola Apps repository contains Nuvola Apps Service and individual Nuvola web apps.

  1. Click to install Flathub repository with GNOME Software
  2. Click to install Nuvola Apps repository with GNOME Software
  3. Refresh GNOME Software package cache: Launch GNOME Software → switch to the Updates screen → click the Refresh button in the top left corner.

Alternatively, launch a Linux terminal emulator, type flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://dl.flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo, flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists nuvola https://dl.tiliado.eu/flatpak/nuvola.flatpakrepo, and flatpak update.

Purge Old Nuvola Installations

If you used Nuvola in the past, it is necessary to purge the old installation. Otherwise, compatibility issues may occur.

You can use following commands to find installed Nuvola packages and then remove them with pacman -R.

pacman -Qs '^nuvolaplayer'
pacman -Qs '^nuvolaruntime'
pacman -Qs '^nuvola-app-'

You can use following commands to remove old configuration.

rm -rf ~/.cache/nuvolaplayer3
rm -rf ~/.local/share/nuvolaplayer3 ~/.local/share/nuvolaruntime
rm -rf ~/.config/nuvolaplayer3 ~/.config/nuvolaruntime
rm -rf ~/.cache/nuvolaplayer3 ~/.cache/nuvolaruntime
rm -f ~/.local/share/applications/nuvolaplayer3*

Install Nuvola Apps Service

Nuvola Apps Service is an optional background service that provides individual Nuvola apps with global shared resources such as a global configuration storage, global keyboard shortcuts, a HTTP remote control server, and a command-line controller. While this service is optional, the installation is recommended.

In order to install Nuvola Apps Service with GNOME Software, launch GNOME Software, search for Nuvola Apps Service and finally click the Install button.

Alternatively, launch a Linux terminal emulator, type flatpak install nuvola eu.tiliado.Nuvola and press the Enter key to install this package.

Install Individual Apps