My sources list matches your second one. I installed from the DVD. I never used the CD. I just wanted to share that with you. I can see where the first sources list could bork a few things. I am glad you are back up and running. This is fun, eh?
Fred wrote:Rob Brill,
Well, he is very young. Don't hold anything against him. He worked very hard on this. As most of us did at his age, he just tends to get ahead of himself from time to time. This too will pass.
Rob Brill wrote:Well fellows npap, rivenought, other...
Who is gonna be in charge of this MintDebian CE Project?
maybyway36 has changed direction. We wants a Linux Distribution
of his own - Glacix - new wallpaper - new logo, etc...
He is gone. He went to join Mepis community and i think the Mint Debian
CE for him is over.
That idea of creating Glacix, spoilt the party. The guy has his own ambitions.
cmost wrote:I just skimmed the past few posts since the "disaster" but from the sources.list you've posted it's clear to me that you're mixing Debian and Ubuntu repositories. You can't do this guys! Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu Linux; Mint Debian is compatible (is) Debian Testing (a.k.a. Lenny.) Mixing packages from the two repositories is going to bring disaster folks. Debian is Debian and Ubuntu is Ubuntu and ne'er shall the two meet! Here's how the sources list should look to keep you out of trouble:
------------------- /etc/apt/sources.list -------------------------------
## Debian Repositories ###
deb http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
#deb http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
#deb http://security.debian.org/ unstable/updates main contrib non-free
#deb http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free
#deb http://security.debian.org/ experimental/updates main contrib non-free
## Multimedia (if needed)
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main
## Linux Mint - only Mint tools are acceptable.
## +++ Romeo (unstable) +++
# deb http://packages.linuxmint.com felicia romeo
Hope this helps.
clem wrote:Hi there,
I just wanted to let you know that I'm passively looking into this as well. My biggest challenges for a nice Debian CE are:
- to find/develop an installer for the liveCD. (It would help me if you could find one or if you could find how to install manually so I could develop a GUI around it).
- to adapt mintUpdate to the rolling nature of Debian (from safety levels to safe jumps/snapshots basically)
Everything else is pretty easy.
I'm also planning to look at what's their in the Debian derived realm of distributions. Debian CE Alpha (based on Debian Testing) is a good starting point but if another Debian base can provide us with a live session and a decent installer out of the box we need to consider it as well.
I've seen what you've done with the artwork, and how people are gathering to push this CE forward.. it's really good. I'm sorry there isn't more focus on this right now, but every bits help so keep up the great work. The installer in particular is the biggest challenge and the main hurdle to get this CE into BETA phase.
I know exploder is "watching over you" so he could test it for you (I hope - he has some computer problems)
I would like to make this an official edition. A big benefit, of course, would be having a repository and not having to use Filefront for the ISOs. Also, it would help people know about it who would like it, and it would get me more feedback so I could improve it further.
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