Fedora and QGIS-Flatpak – LTS versus recent version

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.