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download of .mint files

Postby cornelis on Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:39 pm

Is it possible to download the .mint files to your local disk.
You have 2 install options:
- install
- download of the .mint file

Whatever you do with downloading. Always a 290bytes small file.
However, installing directly never is a problem.
I am using Mint5 (Elyssa). Do anyone have this problem solved?
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Re: download of .mint files

Postby 67GTA on Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:40 pm

A .mint file only contains the information and sources to download and install software. If you only download a .mint file, you still have to open it with mintinstall. Mint uses .deb files for software installation with dpkg via apt/synaptic.(same as Debian/Ubuntu). For example, if you want to install Firefox with mintinstall, it uses the instructions in the .mint file to know where to get the firefox.deb and all of the other packages required to make it work. If you want to download the firefox package to your hard drive, then you will have to download the firefox.deb package here: http://packages.linuxmint.com/ I hope I didn't confuse you more :D
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Re: download of .mint files

Postby cornelis on Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:36 pm

Thanks, that is a clear answer.
Indeed I thought this was the clue. I was just confused that clicking the "install" button gives you 2 options: install | save

Thanks again,C
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