On 18 July 2017 at 14:25, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski
In other words, it's not possible to inspect a binary flatpak
You can install it to /tmp... gnome-software actually "installs" the
flatpakref into a temp directory so that we can show the application
metadata without auto-installing the remote.
With RPMs, I can check what files will land on my system
and where, and also see what the scriptlets do.
I'd say this is a drawback; to see what the difference between
foo-1.0.rpm and foo-1.1.rpm you have to download both huge files, even
if the only thing that changed is one line in one header file. With
ostree you just fetch that one changed file and deploy it somewhere
else. Also, with flatpak there are no "scriptlets". Your OS is always
immutable and safe.
Am I missing something and worrying
unnecessarily that I can't do the same with flatpaks?
I think you're missing the question, i.e. rather than saying "You
can't do X with Flatpak!" you need to be saying "Can anyone please
tell me how do I do X with Flatpak?".
On a more general note I think a lot of people are assuming we're all
horrible evil people, trying to subvert the One True Fedora Way. This
is exceptionally poisonous and needs to stop, otherwise Fedora should
to drop both the "Friends", "Features" and the "First" in