A recent topic which went really confusing.
The app in question was
I created this as the final comment in a topic but then I thought - instead of hiding in a topic - let’s get it visible. This guide - although targeted a specific issue - it can be applied for any flatpak application or situation where an app becomes stubborn or when you are in an impossible loop condition.
List installed flatpaks
$ flatpak list Name Application ID Version Branch Installation LBRY io.lbry.lbry-app 0.52.4 stable system Freedesktop Platform org.freedesktop.Platform 21.08.11 21.08 system Mesa org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.default 21.3.6 21.08 system openh264 org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264 2.1.0 2.0 system Breeze GTK theme org.gtk.Gtk3theme.Breeze 3.22 system
Remove a named app
$ flatpak uninstall io.lbry.lbry-app ID Branch Op 1. [-] io.lbry.lbry-app stable r 2. [-] io.lbry.lbry_app.Locale stable r Uninstall complete.
Uninstall unused flatpaks
$ flatpak uninstall --unused ID Branch Op 1. [-] org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.default 21.08 r 2. [-] org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264 2.0 r 3. [-] org.freedesktop.Platform 21.08 r 4. [-] org.freedesktop.Platform.Locale 21.08 r 5. [-] org.gtk.Gtk3theme.Breeze 3.22 r Uninstall complete.
Uninstalling apps may not remove everything - so how much is left?
du -ch /var/lib/flatpak
If the total is more than a few MB you may want to cleanup leftovers
sudo flatpak repair
This part on disabling and removing flatpak support is optional. If you intend to install other flatpak apps using Pamac there is no need to continue with this part.
Navigate to Pamac preferences (Third party tab) and disable flatpak or edit the config by hand using a terminal editor (nano, micro, vi - what ever comes natural to you)
$ sudo micro /etc/pamac.conf
Modify the last lines to look like below and save the changes (you will also find snap support) but as this is about flatpak leave as is.
Then remove flatpak packages using pacman
$ sudo pacman -Rns flatpak libpamac-flatpak-plugin
Then update your system
$ sudo pacman -Syu
Finally restart your system