[MonoDevelop] Flatpack information

Eberhard Beilharz eb1 at sil.org
Fri Nov 18 13:58:58 UTC 2016

http://flatpak.org/developer.html#Working_with_the_Sandbox shows the 
available options. You can run MD with flatpak run --filesystem=host 
com.xamarin.MonoDevelop to see the host filesystem. This works if you 
have files in e.g. /opt. However, it won't help if you have libraries 
and files under /usr because the sandbox provides it's own version of 
/usr and doesn't merge it with the host filesystem.

I hope there will be a way soon to run/debug applications in MD 6 that 
need additional libraries that are not pre-packaged in the flatpak sandbox.


Matt Calder <mvcalder at gmail.com> wrote on 2016-11-18 at 14:49 +0100:
> I tried to upgrade MD to version 6 (on Ubuntu) and discovered the 
> release is now distributed via flatpack. The flatpack sandboxing 
> prevents my application from seeing the files it uses to do what it 
> does. I have two questions:
> 1) Is there a decent user (as opposed to packager) tutorial for 
> flatpack? My google searches came up empty. Specifically, I need to 
> un-sandbox a lot of files and other resources.
> 2) Is there a point in the future at which time the regular apt 
> packages will catch up to the flatpack version? I am willing to wait 
> if it means keeping existing workflows in place.
> Matt
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