Do I need flatpak or snap?

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I’m sure you have been asked this question a million times and I should search the forums for an answer to this question but I’m a lazy f*** and I just decided I’m gonna be a pain in the…
Should I use flatpak instead of rpm? I tired it once and it failed. Something about not having a certain platform. Is it time for me to learn something new? Does this have something to do with containers? Would that mean having redundant files in the system? I thought that was one of the things that made Linux great. Not having redundant files in the system I mean.

I use flatpaks for anything I can’t get through rpm or compiling. I like the command line interface. Simple like zypper. I haven’t used snap but my understanding is that it is better suited to server components, whereas flatpak is designed for desktop apps.

Flatpaks. Snaps were specifically designed to work on Ubuntu, first and foremost. Flatpaks were designed to be universally compatible with as many distros as possible.

You can install snapd on openSUSE, but I wouldn’t recommend it. There is a bunch of security related stuff that only works on Ubuntu and it’s spins, that are lacking when using snapd on other distributions.

Just stick with flatpaks.