Before upgrading to new version 3.8.4 I performed all notified regular updates which went fine except Freedesktop Platform update did not proceed. Figuring this might need the system upgrade first I went ahead and did that but still no Freedesktop Platform update - just hung at Preparing… Meanwhile GNOME Application Platform successfully updated to version 3.36.
Soo… I ran sudo flatpak repair and everything verified OK. Then I ran sudo flatpak update with the following terminal output:
Looking for updates…
Info: org.gnome.Platform.Locale is end-of-life, with reason: The GNOME 3.32 runtime is no longer supported as of 11th March 2020. Please ask your application developer to migrate to a supported platform.
Info: org.gnome.Platform is end-of-life, with reason: The GNOME 3.32 runtime is no longer supported as of 11th March 2020. Please ask your application developer to migrate to a supported platform.
ID Branch Op Remote Download
- [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264 19.08 u flathub 1.0 kB / 117 bytes
- [✓] org.gnome.Platform.Locale 3.36 u flathub 1.0 kB / 323.0 MB
- [✓] org.gnome.Platform 3.36 u flathub 2.7 MB / 324.5 MB
NOW everything is running fine after a reboot with no more updates available BUT I have ended up with TWO Freedesktop Platforms installed, one of size 822.6MB and the other 694.8MB.
That does not worry me if everything works but one question is do I need both and which one should I delete (I remember it was asking me to update the 694.8MB file so presumably that is the old one)?
I hope this might help you as it appears org.gnome.Platform is EOL and that was holding up my update.
Any feedback you can give would be appreciated.