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Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

Postby grizzler on Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:10 am

mockturtl wrote:
GeneBenson wrote:I suggest you have a look here to see which version you are running. I am running 11.2.202.261 in Firefox according to that site. I got my version here. :wink:

That's correct: it's impossible to update Flash on Firefox in Linux, since 11.2. Adobe canned it: there are no updates; there won't be any.

They're still releasing security updates. The one mentioned above is less than a month old.

As far as Firefox is concerned, I'm not too thrilled with version 18.0. It's dog slow on my computer, even doing simple things like going through menus. In fact it's so slow I went back to 17.0.1.
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Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

Postby zerozero on Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:10 am

Schoelje wrote:If anyone would like to try himself:
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git clone git://git.gnome.org/alacarte

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i hope you went further than me
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Requested 'libgnome-menu-3.0 >= 3.5.3' but version of libgnome-menu is 3.4.2
No package 'pygobject-3.0' found

trying to compile pygobject-3.0
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configure:13327: checking for GLIB - version >= 2.34.2
configure:13460: result: no
configure:13488: gcc -o conftest -g -O2     conftest.c   >&5
conftest.c:28:18: fatal error: glib.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.

testing is too old for these things
(i spent most of last night trying another project just to find out after long hours that i need kdelibs 4.9.x :mrgreen: yeahh right if i had 4.9.x i wouldn't be spending that time compiling :lol: )
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Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

Postby Schoelje on Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:22 am

zerozero wrote:trying to compile pygobject-3.0

I gave up here as well.
zerozero wrote:(i spent most of last night trying another project just to find out after long hours that i need kdelibs 4.9.x :mrgreen: yeahh right if i had 4.9.x i wouldn't be spending that time compiling :lol: )

Funny people: developers (I was one myself) :lol:
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Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

Postby zerozero on Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:39 am

developer :?: i can't code my way out of a kitchen in fire :lol: just a part-time hacker
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Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

Postby mockturtl on Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:16 pm

grizzler wrote:They're still releasing security updates. The one mentioned above is less than a month old.
That's what I was missing. Excuse me for being thick, GeneBenson.

Let's see if I can double my winnings:
Schoelje wrote:Unfortunately, after 3 hours of trying, I was unable to compile Alacarte for Debian.
It kept throwing missing dependencies which I could not find in the repositories and had to compile myself.
Hard-won lesson: let debian handle debian's dependencies.

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$ apt-cache policy alacarte
alacarte:
  Installed: 3.5.4-1
$ sudo apt-get build-dep !$
$ apt-get source !$
  # I see the version we have is already ahead of the repo's... is this the patch you posted to github?
$ cd alacarte-3.5.3 && dpkg-buildpackage -b -j$(nproc)
  # debian's source compiles; no surprises


Pull upstream GNOME into the debian package:

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$ git init && git commit -am 'initial'
$ git remote add gnome git://git.gnome.org/alacarte
$ git fetch --verbose gnome
$ git checkout -b integration
  #  incremental bumps with `git merge -s recursive -Xtheirs x.y.z` do succeed
  #  I'm sure blindly merging breaks things
  #  3.5.3 -> 3.5.4 -> 3.5.5 -> 3.7.2
  #  `./configure && make` still works, but then, it's python
$ sudo checkinstall
  # adjust the version, something like 3.7.2+kaboom
  # now we have a proper .deb

Installing that and running alacarte from a terminal fails. Rolling back to debian's version also fails.

I don't know py/gtk well enough to have much luck chasing the diffs. (sample, sample) You can see debian's patches backed out; I tried reapplying those. No joy at runtime.

So, I'll keep what's in the RC and I upped the version to 3.7.1
You're asking for version hell, I think. AFAIK it's conventional for maintainers to use a suffix, so "3.5.3+schoelje2" would never conflict with GNOME's "3.5.4" tag, or anything similar debian might roll out.
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Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

Postby Schoelje on Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:27 pm

mockturtl wrote:
So, I'll keep what's in the RC and I upped the version to 3.7.1
You're asking for version hell, I think. AFAIK it's conventional for maintainers to use a suffix, so "3.5.3+schoelje2" would never conflict with GNOME's "3.5.4" tag, or anything similar debian might roll out.

I can try that.
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Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

Postby zerozero on Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:28 pm

GeneBenson wrote:1. On the Liver version /var/lock and /var/run are "real" folders (I forgot to check /dev/shm). These should be symlinks. Could someone who has actually installed this please check to see what happens to these folders? For more info see here.

not on the installed system tho
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Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

Postby GeneBenson on Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:04 pm

mockturtl wrote:
grizzler wrote:They're still releasing security updates. The one mentioned above is less than a month old.
That's what I was missing. Excuse me for being thick, GeneBenson.

No worries mockturtl. Thick is my middle name. :lol:

zerozero wrote:not on the installed system tho

Thanks for checking ZZ.
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Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup

Postby Schoelje on Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:05 am

The final release is now downloadable: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=122592
You can post your issues, comments and ideas in this new thread.

@zerozero: could you please close this thread?
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Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup

Postby widget on Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:27 am

The only thing I can see from going and playing that I do not understand is the use of "imageviewer" (eye of gnome).

Ristretto is lighter and does not depend on much at all. It is what is usually used by Xfce users.

Doesn't bother me but thought I would mention it.
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Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:57 am

topic closed
the final release of the unofficial-lmde-xfce is available here >> http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=122592
please post your comments there :D
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