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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby Sloshy on Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:25 am

Just a reminder that the whole "project" thing shouldn't be brought up again since this isn't what this topic is about anymore. Anyways, after I fixed the mint-translations AUR package, I found they finally changed the package version inside the tarball... except that the package version changed too. So it's still inconsistent. They changed the folder in the tarball to 2010.05.14 finally, but the package version changed to 2010.06.12 *facepalm*. They attempted to fix the error, but didn't quite do it. I'll port a couple more packages this weekend; any suggestions?

PS: Linux Mint 9 LTS Isadora is really great! I installed it on my family laptop and I love how much more user-friendly it is than *gag* Lucid Lynx.
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby Craig_Dem on Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:26 am

Mint Desktop is also out of date.

AUR version is 3.2.0
Current is 3.2.1
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby enedene on Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:08 pm

This is something I'd like to see, a quality distro like Mint based on Arch Linux. I think that it's even a better base for a rolling release than Debian Testing is.
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby Sloshy on Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:48 pm

enedene wrote:This is something I'd like to see, a quality distro like Mint based on Arch Linux. I think that it's even a better base for a rolling release than Debian Testing is.

It could be done, but I've decided that I'd rather let people build it from the ground up how they like it. Maybe I could have some sort of Arch Wiki ISO hybrid thing that helped you as you went along, though.
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby Sloshy on Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:34 pm

Long time indeed :D!
I'd have to look into it. Right now I'm trying to maintain school as well as a rhythmbox plugin package for Arch. I'll post again once I figure something out, what I want to do.
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby KittyKatt on Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:34 pm

What's the current status on this project? I started out on Mint and moved to Arch about 7 or 8 months ago. Been there ever since, but I do find that it isn't a distro meant for people that have never used Linux before. It doesn't cater at all to the "new user".

What exactly needs to be done to get this going? I'd be willing to throw a considerable amount of time into getting this rolling.
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby Sloshy on Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:41 pm

Right now I have the Linux Mint artwork package, mintDesktop, and an old version of mintBackup. mintMenu is also in AUR, ported by people before me.
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby KittyKatt on Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:52 pm

Here's a few things...

1.) Need a project page/site? I'm sure I could find space on my server for you. I'd just need to setup FTP.

2.) Do you have a roadmap of things that need to be done still? Things that could be worked on?

3.) Are the mint AUR packages in need of a centralized (single) maintainer or are they actively enough maintained at the moment? I see that mintMenu is maintained by someone other than you, but you maintain pretty much everything else. I'd be willing to help start porting more mint-related packages to the AUR.

4.) I've been meaning to look into pacman repositories and running them. I'd love for a Mint pacman repository on my server to be an experiment in trying to get one running. I'll get back to you on it. (EDIT: This is entirely possible. Just read up on how to go about doing this and it seems pretty simple to do so. I'll have to experiment with it when I get home and get back to you.)
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby Sloshy on Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:48 pm

About the repository, please go ahead! That would be wonderful :D!

As for a roadmap, a package-group for installing everything as well as the other non-Debian-specific programs and libraries need to be ported. That's pretty much it. Seems easy enough, and I'll try to make some more packages this week. Thanks for reviving my interest in this project :)!
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby KittyKatt on Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:51 am

I've got the repository part down. Now I just have to do something that I didn't think was going to be difficult but is proving to be so: FTP setup.

Anyone have tips on a good ftpd that's easy to configure? I need to be able to define a "docroot" at something like /srv/repos/pkgs or some other path.
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby shane on Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:26 am

Which ones have you tried? I used to use ProFTPD but that was some years ago.
http://www.proftpd.org/docs/

Also, what distro is your server running? Would be better to use what is officially supported in it.
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby KittyKatt on Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:47 pm

Alright, gave up on the FTP approach and decided to just do an HTTP repository.

Here ya go: http://repo.kittykatt.tk

EDIT: I did get ftp working, finally. ftp://repo.kittykatt.tk
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby Sloshy on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:13 pm

KittyKatt wrote:Alright, gave up on the FTP approach and decided to just do an HTTP repository.

Here ya go: http://repo.kittykatt.tk

EDIT: I did get ftp working, finally. ftp://repo.kittykatt.tk

Thank you very much! It works brilliantly :)!

Anyways, I updated some more packages and added a bunch:
mint-artwork-gnome: New version.
mint-backgrounds-helena,
mint-backgrounds-isadora,
mint-backgrounds-julia: New backgrounds packages :D!
mint-translations: New version.
mint-x-icons: New icon package for LM 10!
mint-x-theme: New theme package for LM 10 as well!
and mintdesktop: New version.

KittyKat, you may want to put these in your repository. Thanks for being so awesome, mint community! :D
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby KittyKatt on Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:24 pm

I'll get on it ASAP. :D
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby LarryP on Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:39 pm

Just saw this thread today. I have to say I'm one of the people nowhere ready for an arch based system, but have to say I'm impressed with what you're doing . Sloshy hopefully before to long I'll be at the point to try an arch install and I love the idea of being able to have the things that make mint so nice easily availabile.. What made me really want to post an appreciation for what you are doing is the fact you are doing this at your age. Heck I'm so old pc's and desktops were just hitting the market when I was your age . :lol: Think it might work on a Tandy? :lol: yes the last line was a bad joke.
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby KittyKatt on Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:14 pm

Added all of those new packages and updated packages to my repository.

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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby jesica on Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:16 am

this looks nice
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby ShaneCZ on Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:10 pm

Thank you, KittyKatt! :)
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby KittyKatt on Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:56 pm

You're very welcome! Glad to help. ^^;
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Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Postby KittyKatt on Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:16 pm

Added a couple of new packages to my repository, which has changed URLs by the way.

The new repository can be found at http://repo.kittykatt.us

The new packages I've added are as follows...

  • fortunes-husse
  • mint-artwork-common
  • mint-artwork-debian
  • mint-artwork-kde
  • mint-info-arch (I've attempted to adapt the mint-info deb pkg to fit a new info file I made)
  • mintmenu-xfce4
  • mintsystem
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