How can I run Linux applications like Google Chrome which are not already installed on the CLSE?

The CLSE for Linux supports flatpak for installing certain applications in your AFS home directory. In order to use flatpaks, first set flathub as your remote repository for your user account using the --user option (Note that this will count against your home directory quota):

$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo --user

Then you can verify using:

$ flatpak remotes
Name       Options
flathub    user

Finally, visit https://flathub.org, and look for the package you want (and the command line instructions). For example, to run Google Chrome:

$ flatpak install flathub com.google.ChromeDev --user

More information on using flatpak is available here: https://docs.flatpak.org/en/latest/using-flatpak.html

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Article ID: 7616
Created
Fri 4/1/22 11:29 AM
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Fri 4/1/22 11:29 AM