Change Silverblue defaults to solve lack of space when installing apps

Due to Silverblue nature, Flatpak applications are more used than rpm layering, which brings quite a few GB on Sdk/Platform installations.

It has come to a point in my default installation that the root partition is full, and I have less than 30 applications installed. This is also due to Flatpak installing by default system wide instead of user wide. I had to start uninstalling some applications to install other applications, which is less than ideal.

I guess Silverblue should either increase the root partition size to give more room to both Sdk/Platform bits and apps or do installation of apps per user while leaving the Sdk/Platform system-wide.

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Do you need help making more space or are you just suggesting silverblue change the defaults?

Sorry if I wasn’t clear, I’m suggesting Silverblue to change the defaults.

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Seems to me like the default for Flatpak should be to install in user space, not system space. Is that something that can be set in a configuration file, or is it hard-wired into the GNOME Software tooling somehow?


I need some help with this issue. Currently out of room on “filesystem root” even though I have plenty of disk space. Any guides for resizing the partition?