This is a prototype snap of FlightGear. Only the application is built. The FlightGear data files must be downloaded separately and placed in $HOME/snap/flightgear/common/fgdata. In a future release we may automate this. For now, manually:
mkdir -p $HOME/snap/flightgear/common/
wget -O $HOME/snap/flightgear/common/fgdata.tar.bz2 https://netcologne.dl.sourceforge.net/project/flightgear/release-2020.3.8/FlightGear-2020.3.8-data-rc.txz
tar xf fgdata.tar.txz
Build from source files at https://github.com/FlightGear/flightgear, this is an unofficial package. Please file any issues with this package at https://github.com/snapcrafters/flightgear/issues
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.
Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.
On Arch Linux, snap can be installed from the Arch User Repository (AUR).
The manual build process is the Arch-supported
install method for AUR packages, and you’ll need the prerequisites
installed before you can install any AUR package. You can then install snap with the following:
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/snapd.git
Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install FlightGear, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install flightgear
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