Just for fun I gave Fedora and Gnome with version 34 a try again 🙂 One of the first things to do as a geoscientist has been the installation of QGIS… because of the not always up-to-date repo versions (and COPR), I selected the Flatpak-version… but got 3.16 LTS alltough I expected it to be 3.18.2 :-/ What I did not know, Flathub encapsulates 2 versions in one „Repo“.
Being the „dummy“
As an innocent Fedora and Flatpak user I just selected „install“ on Flathub, the Gnome Software-App opened and I installed QGIS … thinking it will be 3.18.x – but nope, I got 3.16 LTS :-/
How to get the most recent one
Now I changed to the CLI:
[user@fedora ~]$ flatpak list Name Application ID Version Zweig Installation QGIS-Desktop org.qgis.qgis 3.16.6 lts system
OK, 3.16.6 lts -so just for fun I tried to install QGIS Flatpak again from the CLI with some surprise:
user@fedora ~]$ flatpak install flathub org.qgis.qgis Looking for matches… Similar refs found for ‘org.qgis.qgis’ in remote ‘flathub’ (system): 1) app/org.qgis.qgis/x86_64/stable 2) app/org.qgis.qgis/x86_64/lts Which do you want to use (0 to abort)? [0-2]: 1
The CLI installation asks which version should be yours :-)Selecting „1 stable“ is the recent 3.18.x release.
Back in the GUI
Back in „Gnome 40 Software“-App QGIS was now available (installed) with 2(3) different sources – with the fact that Flathub has both versions in one Source.