In this tutorial, we'll be discussing how to completely remove Flatpak from Linux Mint.
We'll first check what applications are installed with Flatpak. Then we are going to uninstall Flatpak applications.
Finally, we are going to purge the entire Flatpak ecosystem. The main reason for uninstalling Flatpak is the huge disk space which takes up.
You can find more ways to clean up disk space in Linux Mint in this article:
Step 1: List all Flatpak application
Depending on your Linux Mint version all Flatpak applications can be listed by terminal command like:
flatpak list Ref Options com.obsproject.Studio/x86_64/stable system,current org.gimp.GIMP/x86_64/stable system,current org.openshot.OpenShot/x86_64/stable system,current
Or by launching Software Manager:
- Start Software Manager
- Click Flatpak - if available
- all apps with green tick are installed and use Flatpak
Step 2: Uninstall all Flatpak application
In this step we are going to remove all Flatpak applications. There are several ways to remove Flatpak applications.
The Software manager allows us to uninstall applications one by one.
Removing multiple Flatpak application at once by:
flatpak uninstall --unused
flatpak uninstall --all
After those commands list of installed applications should be empty or reduced. This can be verified by:
Step 3: Remove Flatpak completely
Even if all Flatpak applications are uninstalled you have a huge amount of disk space occupied by Flatpak. In my case folder:
it was full with 4 GB.
Next commands helped me to clean this space. To completely remove Flatpak from your system run:
sudo flatpak repair
sudo apt-get remove --autoremove flatpak sudo apt-get purge flatpak
var/lib/flatpak was empty and I was able to win 4 GB.
Error: Remote "flathub" not found
If you face this error than you need to run in terminal:
flatpak remote-add flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Error: Command 'flatpak' not found
In case of error:
'flatpak' not found then you need to install it again by:
sudo apt install flatpak