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Installing GMate for Gedit

Postby xTriad on Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:21 pm

I'm trying to install Gedit since I am going to be working on a Ruby application, and would like to have a lightweight editor to work with.

I tried following the instructions here, and successfully executed the first two, but got the following error on the third.

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 gedit-gmate : Depends: gedit (>= 3) but 2.30.4-2ubuntu1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


I've been looking around a little, and one post that seemed to have a similar problem said to look at the sources file.

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ nadia main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ quantal partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ quantal free non-free

# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu quantal-getdeb apps
# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu quantal-getdeb games


Any help with this would be appreciated.
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Re: Installing GMate for Gedit

Postby xenopeek on Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:46 pm

Linux Mint 14 comes with Gedit 2.3, which is the older version of Gedit as the current version of Gedit (3.x) is deemed unsuitable by the Linux Mint developers (it is missing features).

I'm not sure if Gmate is available for older Gedit versions; I couldn't find a package repository for Gmate, only their GitHub page with source code. If you are comfortable with the radical changes in the current version of Gedit (3.x), you can install that version also on Linux Mint 14. That should allow you to install Gmate also. To do so, follow the four commands this user gives: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=117673#p651180

Personally, I'm using geany as a light-weight programmer's editor. It could do all I needed to with the addition of the geany-plugins package. Both are available in the Software Manager for installation.
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Re: Installing GMate for Gedit

Postby xTriad on Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:56 pm

Thanks so much for the response. I've installed geany and am really liking it so far so I will probably go with that.
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