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Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby nickt1862 on Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:08 pm

to include KDE 4.3.1 soon?

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Re: Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby exploder on Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:45 pm

KDE 4.3.1 will be in the next release.
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Re: Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby nickt1862 on Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:28 pm

exploder wrote:KDE 4.3.1 will be in the next release.


Will the next release come out about in November or December 2009?

Hope I'm mistaken.

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Re: Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby Boo on Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:53 pm

yes i hope to have it out by then.

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Re: Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby nickt1862 on Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:37 pm

Boo wrote:yes i hope to have it out by then.

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Thanks Boo - Hopefully sooner than later. :D
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Re: Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby mlippert on Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:10 pm

Boo wrote:yes i hope to have it out by then.


That's great! I was really curious about a time frame. I'm pretty new to using Linux, and Mint KDE has been a really good experience. There are some small tweaks I'm really looking forward to in KDE 4.3.

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Re: Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby dequire on Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:47 pm

4.3 is easy enough to install on Mint KDE 7. I'm currently running KDE 4.3.2 in Mint 7 KDE. Just remember to run 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade' when the updates are downloaded or you will have no desktop to log into =)
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Re: Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby rhodry on Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:17 am

dequire wrote:4.3 is easy enough to install on Mint KDE 7. I'm currently running KDE 4.3.2 in Mint 7 KDE. Just remember to run 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade' when the updates are downloaded or you will have no desktop to log into =)


I know this is getting a bit old to follow up on, but, would you mind posting your sources.list file & outline the process you took for this? I've got a copy of Mint7 KDE I want to try a bit of upgrade experimentation on.

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Re: Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby dequire on Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:42 am

rhodry wrote:I know this is getting a bit old to follow up on, but, would you mind posting your sources.list file & outline the process you took for this? I've got a copy of Mint7 KDE I want to try a bit of upgrade experimentation on.

Thanks,
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Sure. Here is my sources.list with the relevant sections:

## ---------------------
## LINUX MINT REPOSITORIES
## -----------------------

## +++ Linux Mint 7 Gloria (stable) +++
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria main upstream import

## +++ Backports (not as stable) +++
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria backport

## +++ Community (not as stable) +++
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria community

## +++ Romeo (unstable) +++
# deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria romeo

## +++ Source Repositories +++
# deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria main upstream import
# deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria community
# deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria backport
# deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria romeo

## -------------------
## UBUNTU REPOSITORIES
## -------------------

## +++ Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty (stable) +++
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse

## +++ Backports & Proposed (not as stable) +++
# deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

## +++ Source Repositories +++
# deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

## ------------------
## OTHER REPOSITORIES
## ------------------

## +++ Canonical (stable) +++
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ jaunty partner

## +++ Medibuntu (stable) +++
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free

## KDE 4 PPA repositories.
# KDE 4.2.4
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/ppa/ubuntu/ jaunty main
# KDE 4.3 RC 2, amarok 2.1, koffice 2.
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu/ jaunty main
# KDE 4.3 experimental
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/ex ... al/ubuntu/ jaunty main
# vlc
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/medigeek/ppa/ubuntu/ jaunty main

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports restricted main multiverse universe


sudo apt-get update

sudo atp-get upgrade

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


Pretty sure this is right. When done, you will have a "generic" KDE 4.3 install with the default theme, etc. So tweaking back to a Minti-fied desktop may be desirable.
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Re: Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby rhodry on Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:14 pm

Thanks dequire, I have local ISP mirror alternatives available for some of the repos and I just wanted to look at something that works so I can make the necessary comparisons & make sure I had not missed anything important.

Did the update early this morning and everything went fine. It did not take too long to re-Mintify & personalise the setup.

This is SUCH a rock solid distro - main & kde. I have been around Linux boxes since Redhat 4; most folk have no idea how far Linux has come in a few short years.

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Re: Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby Boo on Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:45 pm

dont forget this post:
viewtopic.php?f=109&t=33614

This changes where the KDE 4.2.4 repo is, ie in the jaunty-backports now not the PPA repo.

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Re: Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby Husse on Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:18 pm

Just a quick, but important, note
Make absolutely sure that you only have repos for the version of Mint you are running if you make a dist-upgrade or you risk making a mess of your system
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Re: Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby rhodry on Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:22 pm

Thanks Boo & Husse,

Good advice. I may have not been too clear in my last post. I had already picked up on the ppa --> backports move so my repos took account of that & I did not go anywhere near "Karmic/Helena" stuff.

I really wanted a sample to look at just to make sure there was not something I had not thought of.

My local ISP mirrors a whole swag of Linux distros & they are free from download quota on our plans; so, I obviously try to use them where possible. Unfortunately with Mint, they only mirror the iso's not the actual packages.mint repo so I use local for all the Ubuntu stuff.

I know I could have just waited for a while for the new iso's but I actually am experimenting around a bit with mixing grub-legacy/grub2, chainloading and ext3/ext4, updating kernels and some other new stuff. It's all held within "blow-away" partitions so I can't do too much damage?! :cry: 'Gloria' as delivered is still driving the production systems.

BTW, as well as this, I downloaded the new 'Helena' RC last night and put it on a laptop. Man, this is one cool distro!!!!! You folks are SO talented!

Anyway, back to editing Grub2 - that sure aint what it used to be! :)

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Re: Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby Husse on Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:33 am

Take a look at "Software Sources" in Helena - there's a bunch of mirrored repositories to choose from
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Re: Will Mint 7 KDE have updated repositories.....

Postby rhodry on Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:44 pm

Husse wrote:Take a look at "Software Sources" in Helena - there's a bunch of mirrored repositories to choose from


Thanks, will do.

I keep forgetting to contact my ISP about this as they do have a mechanism for users to ask for new mirrors to be established.

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