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Flatpak & Flathub

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With Kiwix Desktop 2.0, we provide a Flatpak package. Flatpak is a software utility for software deployment, package management, and application virtualization for GNU/Linux desktop computers. It provides a sandbox environment in which users can run applications in isolation from the rest of the system. Kiwix Desktop Flatpak package will run on all X86 64 bits GNU/Linux systems supporting Flatpak.

Kiwix Desktop 2.0 flatpak package is distributed on Flathub, the online repository of Flatpak packages.


To install Kiwix from Flathub, you need first to install Flathub. If this is not already packaged in your GNU/Linux distribution you can follow these instructions. Then, one time Flathub is install, follow the instruction at the bottom of this page.

Manual installation

To install the flatpak package manually On Debian/Ubuntu system (but the procedure should be similar on an other GNU/Linux distribution):

# Install Flatpak (on Debian/Ubuntu)
$ sudo apt-get install flatpak

# Install Flathub (for the dependencies)
$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

# Download the Kiwix Desktop Flatpak
$ wget

# Install Kiwix Desktop
$ flatpak install org.kiwix.desktop.2.0-beta2.flatpak

# Run Kiwix Desktop (but Kiwix should be available through your app launcher anyway)
$ flatpak run org.kiwix.desktop