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Installing Podman Desktop from a compressed tar file

Consider installing from an archive rather than from Flathub, or from a Flatpak bundle when:

  • You cannot use Flatpak.
  • You install in a restricted environment.



  1. Download the podman-desktop-<version>.tar.gz archive from the Git repository release assets.
  2. Extract the content.
  3. Go to the extracted directory.
  4. Double-click on the podman-desktop executable file.

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