(SOLVED)Debian Wheezy-Cinnamon/Gnome3 to LMDE?

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(SOLVED)Debian Wheezy-Cinnamon/Gnome3 to LMDE?

Postby joemartin on Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:29 am

Is this possible?

I would like to do this conversion but can't find a tutorial?

Thanks.
Last edited by joemartin on Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Debian Wheezy-Cinnamon/Gnome3 to LMDE?

Postby kurotsugi on Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:21 am

honestly, I forgot cinnamon's dependency. you'll need to check it by yourself. if you're running wheezy you can follow these steps
1. add this line to your sources.list 'deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import backport'
2. run 'sudo apt-get update'
3. run 'sudo aptitude -s install cinnamon'

don't worry, it won't install anything. it only run a simulation and tell us whether if cinnamon is installable on wheezy or not. if everything is ok you can run 'sudo aptitude install cinnamon' for real installation.
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Re: Debian Wheezy-Cinnamon/Gnome3 to LMDE?

Postby joemartin on Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:25 am

My Wheezy DE is Cinnamon. I have already installed that.

I am just looking to convert a current Cinnamon Wheezy to LMDE???
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Re: Debian Wheezy-Cinnamon/Gnome3 to LMDE?

Postby kurotsugi on Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:56 am

oops, sorry for the misunderstanding. first of all you'll need to add this lines to your sources.list then run 'sudo apt-get update'
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deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
for a complete upgrade 'sudo aptitude dist-upgrade'.

one important note is, do it with your own risk. there's no guarantee that your system will survive after upgrade. there are several packages should not upgraded and you'll also need to read this viewtopic.php?f=198&t=146220. the safest way to get LMDE is install the iso then do upgrade to UP7.
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Re: Debian Wheezy-Cinnamon/Gnome3 to LMDE?

Postby Monsta on Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:31 pm

  1. Set the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list to this:
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    deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
    deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
    deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
    deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

  2. Set the contents of /etc/apt/preferences to this:
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    Package: *
    Pin: release o=linuxmint
    Pin-Priority: 700

    Package: *
    Pin: origin packages.linuxmint.com
    Pin-Priority: 700

    Package: *
    Pin: release o=Debian
    Pin-Priority: 500

  3. Update the package index:
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    sudo apt-get update

  4. Install GnuPG key of the Linux Mint repository:
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    sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring
    and set the contents of /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/80mintupdate-debian to this:
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    Acquire::Check-Valid-Until "false";

  5. Update the package index once again:
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    sudo apt-get update

  6. (optional) Install mint-debian-mirrors to use the fastest mirror available in your area:
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    sudo apt-get install mint-debian-mirrors

  7. (optional but recommended) Install inxi, the system information script:
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    sudo apt-get install inxi

  8. (optional but present in the default LMDE installation) Install a few additional LMDE-specific packages:
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    sudo apt-get install mint-meta-debian-cinnamon mint-info-debian-cinnamon
    The first one is a meta-package that will pull in a few more packages.

  9. Upgrade your system to the latest Update Pack:
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    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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Re: Debian Wheezy-Cinnamon/Gnome3 to LMDE?

Postby Monsta on Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:38 pm

Additional note: the thread's title implies that you have both Cinnamon and Gnome Shell installed. If that's true, you should know that in Update Pack 7 you can have only one of them. Read Update Pack notes for more info.

This situation is temporary and should be resolved later when Cinnamon 2.0 comes to LMDE.
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Re: Debian Wheezy-Cinnamon/Gnome3 to LMDE?

Postby joemartin on Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:26 pm

Thanks again, Monsta.

If I have both Cinnamon and Gnome 3 with Wheezy I am assuming safest thing to do before I start this is remove Cinnamon while Wheezy is installed and then re-install it after process is complete and LMDE conversion complete?
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Re: Debian Wheezy-Cinnamon/Gnome3 to LMDE?

Postby Monsta on Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:32 pm

Why? You don't need to remove/reinstall Cinnamon.
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Re: Debian Wheezy-Cinnamon/Gnome3 to LMDE?

Postby kurotsugi on Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:07 am

if you uninstall cinnamon, it won't get installed again after UP7.
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Re: Debian Wheezy-Cinnamon/Gnome3 to LMDE?

Postby Monsta on Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:34 am

Not necessarily - it all depends on the version of gjs and the presence of either libgjs0b or libgjs0c.
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