How to install distrobox in Silverblue?


run distrobox on Fedora

it is recommended to install Distrobox in Fedora with

curl | sudo sh

Also true for Silverblue.

Distrobox is also available from dnf:

sudo dnf info distrobox

Name : distrobox
Version :
Release : 1.fc38
Architektur : noarch
Größe : 366 k
Quelle : distrobox-
Paketquelle : @System
Aus Paketque : updates

How to install Distrobox correctly in Silverblue?
Inside a toolbox with "sudo dnf install distrobox? Or inside a toolbox with “curl | sudo sh”

Or as layered package with rpm-ostree? With “distrobox-”-package? Or from

Or is it meanwhile possible to install Distrobox the most preferred way with Flatpak?

Are the instructions in Fedora Magazine Run Distrobox on Fedora Linux - Fedora Magazine still valid for Silverblue?

Please update.

You have two options:

  1. Installing it system wide using rpm-ostree: rpm-ostree install distrobox
  2. Installing it directly from upstream: GitHub - 89luca89/distrobox: Use any linux distribution inside your terminal. Enable both backward and forward compatibility with software and freedom to use whatever distribution you’re more comfortable with. Mirror available at:
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