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Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby remoulder on Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:10 pm

A new and much improved version of ubuntu tweak has been released.

See http://blog.ubuntu-tweak.com/2010/01/10/ubuntu-tweak-0-5-0-released.html#more-489 for details.

Please note this new version does NOT support older versions of mint/ubuntu - only current and future versions are supported.
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 5 Released

Postby Lantesh on Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:18 pm

Nice. I'll have to install it today, and start playing with it.
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 5 Released

Postby rob2uk on Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:35 pm

Just to clarify, this is not Ubuntu Tweak 5, it is Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.0
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby remoulder on Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:33 pm

rob2uk wrote:Just to clarify, this is not Ubuntu Tweak 5, it is Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.0


Oops my bad, corrected.
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby mzsade on Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:33 pm

Again, Package Cleaner does not unlock in Mint 8. :roll:
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby Lantesh on Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:08 pm

mzsade wrote:Again, Package Cleaner does not unlock in Mint 8. :roll:


It works just fine for me, but I did fix that issue with the old version, so I'd bet my modified config file was left intact. Here's how to fix it:

In terminal: sudo gedit /usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/common/systeminfo.py

Find the follow information in the file, and add the Helena references as shown below.

@classmethod
def get_supported_ubuntu(cls):
return ['hardy', 'intrepid', 'jaunty', 'karmic', 'elyssa', 'Elyssa', 'felicia', 'Felicia', 'gloria', 'Gloria', 'helena', 'Helena']

@classmethod
def is_karmic(cls):
return DistroInfo.codename in ['karmic', 'helena', 'Helena']
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby mzsade on Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:31 am

My "/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak" folder does not have a "/common/systeminfo.py" file
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby Lantesh on Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:36 am

mzsade wrote:My "/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak" folder does not have a "/common/systeminfo.py" file


Hey I'm sorry about that. I just checked and I no longer do either after the upgrade. I guess that fix only worked on the old version. That being the case I have no idea why you are having the issue. I have done no modifications to the new version, and it's working just fine. As an alternative you can go back to the previous version and use the fix I posted. I at least can confirm for you that it will work with that version.
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby Brian49 on Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:04 am

For newcomers to this piece of software, could we have a quick summary of what it does, please? I would also be interested to know whether the Linux Mint developers have a view about it. Many thanks.
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby Lantesh on Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:53 pm

Brian49, you can get all the details on the developers website.
http://blog.ubuntu-tweak.com/
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby Brian49 on Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:09 am

Thanks, but I have already seen that piece, which appears to be just a list of changes to the software; there is no overall description of what its purpose is. I also notice that it isn't available via the package manager in Linux Mint, and I would be glad to know the reason for that.
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby remoulder on Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:06 am

Brain, there are lots of software not included in the repos for various reasons. You can add it to the package manager by adding ppa:tualatrix/ppa to your software sources.
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby Brian49 on Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:54 am

Thanks - I've got it now. It's good, especially the cleanup options - there was all sorts of obsolete stuff hanging around on my system that I didn't realise was still there.
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby gibbs1984 on Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:30 pm

How do I upgrade from the old version as I've tried adding the PPA but I get the following error:

steve@steve-desktop ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ubuntu-tweak
Exception in thread Thread-1:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/threading.py", line 525, in __bootstrap_inner
self.run()
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 60, in run
self.add_ppa_signing_key(self.ppa_path)
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 79, in add_ppa_signing_key
'\"signing_key_fingerprint\": \"(\w*)\"', lp_page)[0]
IndexError: list index out of range

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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby remoulder on Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:40 pm

gibbs1984 wrote:I've tried adding the PPA but I get the following error:


You can only use the ppa line if you're running helena. In gloria or earlier you'll need to add the full address and import the gpg key, see http://blog.ubuntu-tweak.com/downloads

Edit: However you can't use the new version on earlier releases
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby gibbs1984 on Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:55 pm

mikeyb wrote:
gibbs1984 wrote:I've tried adding the PPA but I get the following error:


You can only use the ppa line if you're running helena. In gloria or earlier you'll need to add the full address and import the gpg key, see http://blog.ubuntu-tweak.com/downloads

I'm running Helena though.

It's alright, don't think I did it right the first time, it's installed now, thanks :)
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby ibm450 on Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:58 am

no mods and worked straight away
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby Snydar on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:13 pm

I am running Helena and added the PPA and key, but ubuntu-tweak is not listed in Synaptic. Any ideas?

Edit: The only way I could get it to work is by editing my sources.list and importing the key... adding ppa:tualatrix/ubuntu-tweak to software sources did not work...
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby hinto on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:23 pm

Since this is the first exposure I have to Ubuntu Tweak, what is it and why do I need it?
I saw the feature list on the website, but what are the problems it's solving?
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Re: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 Released

Postby remoulder on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:30 pm

Snydar wrote:adding ppa:tualatrix/ubuntu-tweak to software sources did not work...


You have to add it via the gui, you can't put ppa:... in your sources.list directly. If you did it this way not sure why it didn't work.

Snydar wrote:ubuntu-tweak is not listed in Synaptic. Any ideas?


Have you reloaded? If so post the relevant line from your sources.
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