Change Silverblue defaults to solve lack of space when installing apps


#1

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.


#2

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


#3

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


#4

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?