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Having to reinstall applications every boot

As the title suggests, I have been having to reinstall applications like KGpg and Wickr every time I reboot Qubes-Whonix and I am unsure why this is. When I was using KGpg it was bearable simply because it was a small file that only took 30 seconds to reinstall but having to reinstall Wickr every time will not do, which can take up to 10-15 minutes. Has anyone else had trouble with this? I am completely new to this OS. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Welcome to the forums and thank you for your question!

This is a Qubes - not a Whonix question. This is the basic Qubes behavior. Qubes-Whonix only inherits this. Equally any TemplateBasedVM in Qubes is affected by this. For example the same would happen with a Qubes Debian TempalteBased AppVM.

For changes in in Qubes root image to persist, these changes need to be made either in a TemplateVM or in a StandaloneVM.

See:

https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/templates/#inheritance-and-persistence

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