flatpak-xdg-utils - xdg-open and xdg-email reimplementation for containerized apps

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename flatpak-xdg-utils_1.0.0-1_amd64.deb
Package name flatpak-xdg-utils
Package version 1.0.0
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin
Homepage https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak-xdg-utils
License -
Maintainer Utopia Maintenance Team <pkg-utopia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Download size 11.80 KB
Installed size 69.00 KB
Applications running in a Flatpak sandbox cannot normally launch arbitrary
subprocesses outside the container to open files and URLs. This
package provides reimplementations of the standard xdg-open(1) and
xdg-email(1) command-line tools intended to be run inside the container.
They use the D-Bus session bus to communicate with the xdg-desktop-portal
service outside the container.
To avoid conflicting with the standard xdg-utils package, these tools
are installed in /usr/libexec/flatpak-xdg-utils. This directory can be
added to the PATH when preparing a container, or used as a target for
container-specific symbolic links in /usr/bin.
This package also contains flatpak-spawn, which can be used by Flatpak
applications to launch processes outside the container. Unprivileged
applications can use this mechanism to launch a helper tool such as a
thumbnailer in a version of their sandbox with more restrictive
permissions, and specially-privileged applications with the 'devel' flag
(such as GNOME Builder) can use this mechanism to bypass the sandbox and
run commands on the host system.
This package is normally only useful if you are using Debian packages to
construct a Flatpak runtime or a similar container, and should not be
installed on a normal Debian desktop system. On desktop systems please
install the reference implementation of the xdg-open and xdg-email tools,
which can be found in the xdg-utils package.
If this package is installed in a non-Flatpak environment for testing,
it will require the dbus-session-bus and xdg-desktop-portal packages
(which would not be useful to install in a container).


Package Version Architecture Repository
flatpak-xdg-utils_1.0.0-1_i386.deb 1.0.0 i386 Debian Main
flatpak-xdg-utils - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.30.0


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package flatpak-xdg-utils_1.0.0-1_amd64.deb
Source Package flatpak-xdg-utils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install flatpak-xdg-utils deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install flatpak-xdg-utils




2019-01-18 - Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org>
flatpak-xdg-utils (1.0.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Initial release (Closes: #919299)

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