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One option might be to install using flatpak from flathub. Special instructions are also required in this case.

1. Installation of flatpak from Debian.

Install flatpak.

1. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

2. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install the flatpak package.

Using apt-get command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends flatpak

The procedure of installing flatpak is complete.

2. Add flathub repository. [1]

  • Non-Qubes:
    flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

  • Qubes TemplateVM:
    http_proxy= flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

3. Install Chromium from flathub repository. [2] [3]

  • Non-Qubes:
    flatpak install flathub org.chromium.Chromium

  • Qubes TemplateVM:
    http_proxy= flatpak install flathub org.chromium.Chromium


flatpak run org.chromium.Chromium

Qubes Specific[edit]

flatpak installed applications do not show up in Qubes start menu [archive]



  1. [archive]
  2. [archive]
  3. TODO: research. Perhaps useful for Qubes?
    flatpak --user install org.chromium.Chromium

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