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submitted 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]
 

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[–] [email protected] 36 points 10 months ago (25 children)

Why I hate snaps/flatpak:

  • 1
    • package/appimage ~80mb
    • snap/flatpak >500mb
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    • p/a - app + dependencies
    • s/f - app + minimal linux distribution
  • 3
    • p/a - can be easily run from terminal
    • s/f - flatpak run com.very.easy.to.remember.and.type.name
[–] [email protected] 11 points 10 months ago (1 children)

snap/flatpak >500mb

And to make it worse, snap keeps copies of previous versions of all programs. Which can be good if you need to roll something back, but at least last time I used Ubuntu it didn't provide any easy way to configure retention or clean up old snaps.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 10 months ago

There is an Flatpack called FlatSweep on Flathub.

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