Outlet App is an interesting application that allows us to centralize in an environment of Online store different and useful applications for our Free and open operating systems, based on the new and different packaging formats (Flatpak, Snap and Appimage) availables.
Thus, Outlet App Since its creation it has been designed as an application store inspired by the old online service of Linux App Store (https://linuxappstore.io/) that is no longer active. In addition, its simple and friendly interface allows you to easily search, download and install applications that run on most of the distributions of GNU / Linux.
Outlet App is a great application that allows us for now, to avoid visiting and / or using Web Stores of online applications, such as:
And others known, very similar, such as:
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App Outlet: A universal store for apps
Download Outlet App we must go to his Official website and download it in the format of our preference or need. Currently it is available in the following installation formats:
- .appimage (68.2 MB)
- .deb (46.3 MB)
- .tar.gz (64.4 MB)
- .snap (Not available)
For our case study, we will download the package in the .deb format for terminal installation.
Once the package is downloaded in the .deb format we proceed to install it via terminal using the command "dpkg", as follows:
sudo dpkg -i Descargas/app-outlet_1.3.2_amd64.deb
Once installed, it can be executed using the shortcut created in the menu category «Accessories». Or from the terminal by running the command "app-outlet". In case it is not executed in the first way, it can be done in the second way to see the type of error that the terminal shows us.
Yes by running the following command:
The error message is displayed:
[13701:0410/120211.020243:FATAL:setuid_sandbox_host.cc(157)] The SUID sandbox helper binary was found, but is not configured correctly. Rather than run without sandboxing I'm aborting now. You need to make sure that /opt/App Outlet/chrome-sandbox is owned by root and has mode 4755.
Try running the following commands:
sudo chown root:$USER /opt/App\ Outlet/chrome-sandbox sudo chmod 4755 /opt/App\ Outlet/chrome-sandbox sudo sysctl kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=1
And then rerun the command prompt:
If it is executed correctly from the terminal, it will also be executed correctly from the menu. Command line
sudo sysctl kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=1 must always be executed before executing it, unless programmed in a script or scheduled task at the beginning (start) of Operating system.
Once executed and started without problems Outlet App shows us a window with the following elements:
- Search bar: To find registered applications by matching a search pattern with its name or description.
- Menu: It has 4 options that are Home, Categories, Settings and Get Involved.
- Applications panel: That shows 3 lines called Popular applications (Popular apps), Recently updated (Recently updated) and New releases (New releases).
In summary, in Outlet App offers us an excellent range of applications to know, install and test.
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