flatpak-build-export man page

flatpak-build-export — Create a repository from a build directory


flatpak build-export [OPTION...] LOCATION DIRECTORY [BRANCH]


Creates or updates a repository with an application build. LOCATION is the location of the repository. DIRECTORY must be a finalized build directory. If BRANCH is not specified, it is assumed to be "master".

If LOCATION exists, it is assumed to be an OSTree repository, otherwise a new OSTree repository is created at this location. The repository can be inspected with the ostree tool.

The contents of DIRECTORY are committed on the branch with name app/APPNAME/ARCH/BRANCH, where ARCH is the architecture of the runtime that the application is using. A commit filter is used to enforce that only the contents of the files/ and export/ subdirectories and the metadata file are included in the commit, anything else is ignored.

The repo-update command should be used to update repository metadata whenever application builds are added to a repository.


The following options are understood:

-h, --help
Show help options and exit.
-s, --subject=SUBJECT
One line subject for the commit message.
-b, --body=BODY
Full description for the commit message.
Specify the architecture component of the branch to export. Only host compatible architectures can be specified.
Exclude files matching PATTERN from the commit. This option can be used multiple times.
Don't exclude files matching PATTERN from the commit, even if they match the --export patterns. This option can be used multiple times.
Use the specified filename as metadata in the exported app instead of the default file (called metadata). This is useful if you want to commit multiple things from a single build tree, typically used in combination with --files and --exclude.
Use the files in the specified subdirectory as the file contents, rather than the regular files directory.
Run appstream-builder and to update the appstream branch after build.
Don't update the summary file after the new commit is added. This means the repository will not be useful for serving over http until build-repo-update has been run. This is useful is you want to do multiple repo operations before finally updating the summary.
Sign the commit with this GPG key. This option can be used multiple times.
GPG Homedir to use when looking for keyrings
Export a runtime instead for an app (this uses the usr subdir as files).
-v, --verbose
Print debug information during command processing.
Print OSTree debug information during command processing.
Print version information and exit.


$ flatpak build-export ~/repos/gnome-calculator/ ~/build/gnome-calculator/ org.gnome.Calculator

Commit: 9d0044ea480297114d03aec85c3d7ae3779438f9d2cb69d717fb54237acacb8c
Metadata Total: 605
Metadata Written: 5
Content Total: 1174
Content Written: 1
Content Bytes Written: 305

See Also

ostree(1), flatpak(1), flatpak-build-init(1), flatpak-build(1), flatpak-build-finish(1), flatpak-build-sign(1), flatpak-repo-update(1)

Referenced By

flatpak(1), flatpak-build(1), flatpak-builder(1), flatpak-build-finish(1), flatpak-build-init(1), flatpak-build-sign(1), flatpak-build-update-repo(1).

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