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Additions to the repositories

Postby Jenia on Thu May 31, 2012 1:43 pm

If I'd like to see something added to the repositories (so that it's in synaptic by default, optionally also in the software manager), is there a place I can make my voice heard? Maybe some dedicated page or some such?
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Re: Additions to the repositories

Postby kc1di on Thu May 31, 2012 2:38 pm

you can add your voice to this thread
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=23935
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Re: Additions to the repositories

Postby craigevil on Thu May 31, 2012 3:15 pm

what are you looking for?
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Re: Additions to the repositories

Postby Jenia on Thu May 31, 2012 4:11 pm

kc1di wrote:you can add your voice to this thread
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=23935

Don't the main releases of Linux Mint have separate repos from LMDE?
craigevil wrote:what are you looking for?

Mostly emulators. Visualboy advance is in the repos, but VBA-M is not. Desmume is outdated (9.7 in the repos, 9.8 is out since april). PCSX2 is not in.

Also, I'd like to see UFO Alien Invasion in the repos, too.

And I'm not even going to get started on the fact that WINE isn't in the repos... Have to download the source then do make every update...

And I'll probably think of more things in the future!
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Re: Additions to the repositories

Postby craigevil on Thu May 31, 2012 7:50 pm

Come to the dark side.....Debian sid....we have cookies....and shiny packages. :twisted:

$ apt-cache policy desmume
desmume:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: 0.9.8-1
Version table:
0.9.8-1 0
500 http://ftp-mirror.internap.com/pub/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages

Install Desura. It has a ton of games, even some of the commercial pay games.
UFO: Alien Invasion Windows, Mac, Linux game | Desura - http://www.desura.com/games/ufo-alien-invasion/

You can also use Steam.
Installing Steam using WINE : Steam Games on Linux - http://www.steamgamesonlinux.com/installing-steam/
Still waiting for an actual Linux client.

Keep in mind just building LMDE and the Update packs keeps Clem pretty busy. Not to mention he also takes care of Mint. Other than a few things like mintupdate, Firefox and Thunderbird I do not see him taking the time to build a lot of packages that aren't in the normal Debian repos.

The best way to get wine is to do:
Enable Debian sid in your sources.list
Next download all of the packages for your architecture i386 or amd64 from:
Directory listing | Wine (wine-unstable) packages - http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/
Put them all in one folder/directory.
cd to the folder you put all of the wine .deb files
run sudo dpkg -i *.deb
then if you get any errors
apt-get -f install

http://pcsx2.net/download/releases/linu ... inary.html
builds with no problems on sid.
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Re: Additions to the repositories

Postby Jenia on Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:54 am

craigevil wrote:Come to the dark side.....Debian sid....we have cookies....and shiny packages. :twisted:

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Install Desura. It has a ton of games, even some of the commercial pay games.
UFO: Alien Invasion Windows, Mac, Linux game | Desura - http://www.desura.com/games/ufo-alien-invasion/

Why is THAT not in the repos, either? (But as you can see in the above screenshot, I will definitely give it a go)

You can also use Steam.
Installing Steam using WINE : Steam Games on Linux - http://www.steamgamesonlinux.com/installing-steam/
Still waiting for an actual Linux client.

Already know this (been using wine since before mint)... But don't like steam...

Keep in mind just building LMDE and the Update packs keeps Clem pretty busy. Not to mention he also takes care of Mint. Other than a few things like mintupdate, Firefox and Thunderbird I do not see him taking the time to build a lot of packages that aren't in the normal Debian repos.

Wait, the guy in charge of LMDE is working alone on it? Why? With the way the mint community seems to work, I would think various users and supporters contribute their own packages when willing and able... Somehow...

The best way to get wine is to do:
Enable Debian sid in your sources.list
Next download all of the packages for your architecture i386 or amd64 from:
Directory listing | Wine (wine-unstable) packages - http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/
Put them all in one folder/directory.
cd to the folder you put all of the wine .deb files
run sudo dpkg -i *.deb
then if you get any errors
apt-get -f install

Was vaguely aware of this place to get .deb files, but ended up thinking "if I can't just put it in the repos for auto-update, might as well get the source and compile..."


Yeah, I can build that or from the SVN... The point is that I am hoping to see this in the repos so that I don't have to! XD
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Re: Additions to the repositories

Postby craigevil on Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:24 am

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

copy&paste
Code: Select all
deb http://ftp-mirror.internap.com/pub/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
           deb-src http://ftp-mirror.internap.com/pub/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free


ctrl+o write to the file, then hit enter
ctrl=x saves and exits

apt-get update
apt-get install foo

or you can use Synaptic.

Then you can either comment out the sid repos. Or do like others and dist-upgrade to sid. There is a big thread about any problems and the solutions.
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Re: Additions to the repositories

Postby Jenia on Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:22 am

After modifying the sources list, apt-get update returns a hash mismatch.

Less related: Desura, while interesting, installs games like I would before having any idea what I'm dealing with. UFOAI installed through it is unplayable :lol: Probably fails to make sure dependencies are satisfied...
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