Ymuse ‣ Ymuse on Flathub

By Dmitry Kann A minute read This post in Russian 0831

As of today, Ymuse, a GTK-based MPD client, is officially available in the free software store Flathub.

This has already been requested a while ago.

Lately, I got curious about manufacturing flatpak’s. I’ve made a couple of snap packages before (for Ymuse and the Sound Switcher Indicator) so I wondered how the two compared.

As it turns out, making a .flatpak is a bit more straightforward as many routine tasks are automatically taken care of by flatpak-builder. At the same time, the documentation on the format is a bit sketchy, so the process involves a bunch of trial-and-error moves from the packager.

Ymuse enters Flathub.
Ymuse enters Flathub.

Anyway, Ymuse is now officially listed on Flathub and can be installed with:

flatpak install com.yktoo.ymuse

Flatpak

How to install the flatpak command itself, you can find on its official website. Ubuntu features it in its standard repositories, therefore you can install it with this command:

sudo apt install flatpak gnome-software-plugin-flatpak

After that, you’ll need to add the main software source, Flathub:

flatpak remote-add flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

And, finally, you’ll need to restart your session (but in the command line it will work straight away). ■

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