Packaging ApplicationsΒΆ

Applications on the Librem 5 are supplied in two kinds of package: Debian packages that are provided as part of the PureOS operating system running on the phone, and flatpaks that have been created using the Flatpak suite of tools that contain third party applications.


  • Setting up Flatpak for GNOME Development will show you how to setup flatpak on the dev board
  • Deb packages are the official package formats for Debian-based distributions. A deb package is installable from the apt package manager and what is needed for the app to be distributed by Debian.