plasma-discover-flatpak-backend should add flathub repo during installation

Bug #1737645 reported by Nate Graham on 2017-12-12
This bug affects 2 people
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plasma-discover (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The plasma-discover-flatpak-backend package isn't very useful without any repos configured. Right now, Flathub is the only really useful one, so I think it makes sense to add it when the package is installed, to save the user (who is probably non-technical if they want to use the Flatpak backend) from having to figure out that they have to add a Flatpak repo, what one would be, how to do it, etc.

I recommended doing this automatically for all distros in, but Discover's author and maintainer advised that this is a distro packager's decision. So here I am, asking Kubuntu's plasma-discover packagers to automatically add the Flathub repo ( when plasma-discover-flatpak-backend is installed. :)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in plasma-discover (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

I am the non-technical user who tried to install a flatpak package and had it fail, and didn't know why. I assume this is the reason, so +1 from me on fixing it!

Kenneth Groves (mars-pc69) wrote :

I added flatpack to plasma-discover and it bricked discover completely.

Nate Graham (pointedstick) wrote :

Then I assume you filed a bug report on so we can find out what went wrong and fix it, right? ;)

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