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Meta packages for Flux, xfce, etc

Postby phin586 on Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:51 pm

I would like to request meta packages or a package list for the flux, xfce and kde versions of linux mint.
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Re: Meta packages for Flux, xfce, etc

Postby ShexNivis on Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:09 pm

A good place to start looking for it is: http://wiki.debian.org/DesktopEnvironment
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Re: Meta packages for Flux, xfce, etc

Postby richyrich on Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:46 pm

Everything Mint, including the source code . . enjoy.

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Re: Meta packages for Flux, xfce, etc

Postby phin586 on Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:54 am

What I mean is that i would like for the LMDE team to provide different meta packages to allow for different DE/WM installs, like how the main distro is.

This way im not stuck with the default gnome. Yes i know its easy to change and configure, but to be honest, I really like the linuxmint fluxbox defaults. If i could have that with the Debian base, out the box, that would be fantastic.
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Re: Meta packages for Flux, xfce, etc

Postby jeffreyC on Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:01 pm

I would also like a Linux Mint Fluxbox metapackage for Debian.

Instead of trying to use Ubuntu packages on Debian, or generic Fluxbox packages.
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Re: Meta packages for Flux, xfce, etc

Postby phin586 on Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:25 pm

any word on this?
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Re: Meta packages for Flux, xfce, etc

Postby bobcollard on Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:57 pm

The packages are already in Synaptic Pkg. Mgr. Just install LMDE and connect to the Internet and download/install them. That's how I got Xfce and here is Fuxbox:
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Re: Meta packages for Flux, xfce, etc

Postby jeffreyC on Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:09 pm

Yes you have Xfce but it is not Mint Xfce
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Re: Meta packages for Flux, xfce, etc

Postby bobcollard on Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:24 pm

jeffreyC wrote:Yes you have Xfce but it is not Mint Xfce

No, it's Debian Xfce. See the little curl next to the Fluxbox in the menu?
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Re: Meta packages for Flux, xfce, etc

Postby jeffreyC on Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:21 pm

The point that the original poster (and I) are trying to make is that we like the way Linux Mint sets up Fluxbox etc. and would like to use that on Debian.
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Re: Meta packages for Flux, xfce, etc

Postby bobcollard on Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:33 pm

jeffreyC wrote:The point that the original poster (and I) are trying to make is that we like the way Linux Mint sets up Fluxbox etc. and would like to use that on Debian.

Point taken, BUT, have you tried Debian Fluxbox on LMDE?
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Re: Meta packages for Flux, xfce, etc

Postby jeffreyC on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:47 pm

I have tried Debian Fluxbox on Debian but not LMDE
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Re: Meta packages for Flux, xfce, etc

Postby phin586 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:44 am

It's the same. The point is that I LOVE the default configs of each of the LMDE desktops. I would like to be able to install a meta package that will give me that out of box experience.

I already am fully aware of the default debian packages.

Anyway, I'm still interested in this. I don't see how it could be that hard to do.
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Re: Meta packages for Flux, xfce, etc

Postby Beardedragon on Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:59 am

phin586 wrote:It's the same. The point is that I LOVE the default configs of each of the LMDE desktops. I would like to be able to install a meta package that will give me that out of box experience.

I already am fully aware of the default debian packages.

Anyway, I'm still interested in this. I don't see how it could be that hard to do.


To give you an idea of how hard it is, check out the steps Merlwiz goes through to create Mint 10 Xfce which he has on hold due to his accident:
viewtopic.php?f=110&t=59450&start=20

Consider taking Linux Mint Debian Edition and removing all that makes it Gnome and adding not only the Xfce, but the Mint menus that might make a difference between mint gnome and mint Xfce. Set up the packages, (Merlwiz has his own Pkg Mgr) create the .iso and then make it work.

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