How to install AbiWord on a Chromebook

Today we are looking at how to install AbiWord on a Chromebook.

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Please use the video as a visual guide, and the commands and links below to install it on your Chromebook.

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Install AbiWord
1) 00:05 (time stamp in the video)
We start the process by enabling the Linux Container on our Chromebook.  You can al
ways remove it again in the future as well if needed.

To enable it, we go to the settings of our Chromebook, inside of it, we click on the "Advance" option in the left panel, and then the "Developers" section. Then enable Linux from there as seen in the video.

2) 00:37
Now we continue to the next phase in the tutorial and that is to run several commands in our Linux terminal, which will install AbiWord.

Some general facts about the terminal.  To paste a command into the Linux terminal, press "Ctrl Shift v" together.  After you paste a command into the Linux terminal, please press "enter" to run it.  At some commands you will see a question to press Y or n to continue.  If you see it press "enter" to continue.

2.1) This command will update the repositories of our Linux container.

sudo apt update

2.2) 01:13 This command will install an application called flatpak, which we will use to install AbiWord with.  The Y and n question will appear in this command, please press "enter" then.

sudo apt install flatpak

2.3) 01:30 This command will add the flathub repository to our Linux container, which we require to install AbiWord.

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

2.4) 01:40 This command will install AbiWord.

a Person needs to press "enter" twice to start the installation process.

sudo flatpak install flathub com.abisource.AbiWord

2.5) 02:02 This command will set the permissions for one package so that AbiWord. will work as expected.

sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/bwrap && sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/bwrap

Update AbiWord.
3)  02:10
After you installed AbiWord, and you notice that AbiWord received an update, you can run this commmand to upgrade your version of AbiWord to the latest version.

sudo flatpak update

4) 02:33
Now we will launch AbiWord and test it out.

Remove AbiWord
5) 03:37
To remove AbiWord in the future, if you want to, you can run these two commands.  It will just remove AbiWord, not the rest of oyur Linux Applications.

5.1) This command will remove AbiWord.

sudo flatpak uninstall com.abisource.AbiWord

5.2) 04:02 This command will remove all other applications which just AbiWord requires.

sudo flatpak uninstall --unused

To remove the whole Linux container, look here