Flatpak using much more storage space than installed packages

Okay, we’re out of my depth here. Let me see if I can find someone with low-level flatpak expertise to figure out what’s going on.

I think there’s definitely some bug where it’s leaving things it shouldn’t, and I’m seeing it on my systems too, just not nearly as badly as you, and also you’ve got something else going on that causes that last error.


Well, I’ve confirmed that it’s definitely a bug. It’s not supposed to accumulate like that. But hopefully I can get an actual expert to figure out the details.


Very reassuring to know that my intuition about disk usage was correct. Thanks very much Matthew!


Does it make sense to submit a bug report on this? Usually I like to provide more specifics in a bug report than what I have at this point, but perhaps this is enough to get things started.

Yes. I’m sorry I haven’t gotten one of the developers directly here – it’s a hard time of year with the holidays. I’m not sure if this is a bug in GNOME Software or Flatpak bug. I guess file it against Flatpak to start, and also go ahead and nominated it as a Prioritized Bug by setting the fedora_prioritized_bug flag to ?. I think this is probably silently affecting a lot of people and we should get it figured out.

Thanks Matthew, I submitted a bug and nominated it as a Prioritized Bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2032528.

And I totally understand this isn’t an easy time to get a busy developer on the thread here.


Soooo, it took a while here, but: https://twitter.com/FlatpakApps/status/1492185192429146122 should fix this.

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I’m just glad to have a fix!

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