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NAME         top

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

SYNOPSIS         top

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

DESCRIPTION         top

       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.

       When exporting a flatpak to be published to the internet,
       --collection-id=COLLECTION-ID should be specified as a globally
       unique reverse DNS value to identify the collection of flatpaks
       this will be added to. Setting a globally unique collection ID
       allows the apps in the repository to be shared over peer to peer
       systems without needing further configuration.

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

OPTIONS         top

       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.

           Set as the collection ID of the repository. Setting a
           globally unique collection ID allows the apps in the
           repository to be shared over peer to peer systems without
           needing further configuration. If exporting to an existing
           repository, the collection ID must match the existing
           configured collection ID for that repository.

           Mark the commit to be included in the named subset. This will
           cause the commit to be put in the named subset summary (in
           addition to the main one), allowing users to see only this
           subset instead of the whole repo.

           Specify the architecture component of the branch to export.
           Only host compatible architectures can be specified; see
           flatpak --supported-arches for valid values.

           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 --exclude 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

           Use the files in the specified subdirectory as the file
           contents, rather than the regular files directory.

           Use the specified ISO 8601 formatted date or NOW, for the
           current time, in the commit metadata and, if
           --update-appstream is used, the appstream data.

           Mark the build as end-of-life. REASON is a message that may
           be shown to users installing this build.

           Mark the build as end-of-life. Unlike --end-of-life, this one
           takes an ID that supersedes the current one. By the user's
           request, the application data may be preserved for the new

           Don't fsync when writing to the repository. This can result
           in data loss in exceptional situations, but can improve
           performance when working with temporary or test repositories.

           Update the appstream branch after the 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-update-repo 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

       -r, --runtime
           Export a runtime instead of an app (this uses the usr subdir
           as files).

       -v, --verbose
           Print debug information during command processing.

           Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

EXAMPLES         top

       $ 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         top

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

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the flatpak (a tool for building and
       distributing desktop applications on Linux) project.  Information
       about the project can be found at ⟨http://flatpak.org/⟩.  It is
       not known how to report bugs for this man page; if you know,
       please send a mail to man-pages@man7.org.  This page was obtained
       from the project's upstream Git repository
       ⟨https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak⟩ on 2023-12-22.  (At that
       time, the date of the most recent commit that was found in the
       repository was 2023-12-08.)  If you discover any rendering
       problems in this HTML version of the page, or you believe there
       is a better or more up-to-date source for the page, or you have
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