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Installing Podman Desktop on Linux

Consider installing the Podman Desktop from Flathub to have:

  • One command installation
  • Package updates

Alternatively, you can install Podman Desktop from:



  1. Verify the Flathub repository is enabled, and add it if required:

    $ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists --user flathub
  2. Install Podman Desktop from Flathub:

    $ flatpak install --user flathub io.podman_desktop.PodmanDesktop


  • Open Podman Desktop from a terminal:

    $ flatpak run io.podman_desktop.PodmanDesktop


  • Update Podman Desktop from Flathub:

    $ flatpak update --user io.podman_desktop.PodmanDesktop

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