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Ubuntu One on LMDE

Postby SurrexitVere on Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:29 am

A year and a half ago, some sharp and experienced folks created workarounds for getting Ubuntu One to run on LMDE. This thread, for instance, shows the results of their work: viewtopic.php?f=199&t=77791

However, this solution no longer works, and I'm curious if anyone has a more current or more enduring solution. I'm very much enjoying LMDE, but I have a certain investment in Ubuntu One, alas.

I'd be glad of any help available.

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Re: Ubuntu One on LMDE

Postby passerby on Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:43 am

How far have you gotten so far? Or rather, what have you tried?
Whilst not recommended for mint, since it can break your system, adding the quantal or precise repo (or maya/nadia) should present you with ubuntuone-client.
If it does show up but won't install due to mismatched file versions you can use aptitude and allow it to up/downgrade as necessary, but that's the kind of stuff that really does pose a threat of breaking your system.
That being said, I don't think there's a "clean" way to do this.
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Re: Ubuntu One on LMDE

Postby bb333 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:36 am

Installing ubuntu packages in vanilla debian is a bad idea.
Installing ubuntu packages in different debian derived distro is a very bad idea.

I would suggest going pure Debian if you want it this bad. LMDE updates will most likely to kill it every time. You are going to have to rely on linux mint devs to help because debian users will never care:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=559752
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Re: Ubuntu One on LMDE

Postby SurrexitVere on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:42 am

@bb333: Yes, I'm not adverse to making a silk purse out of a sow's ear if it doesn't take more time and resources than just making a silk purse in the first place would. So perhaps it's not a good idea. As for the LMDE updates killing it, they've already killed my broadcom 43xx fix once, so I'm starting to see how this can be a problem.

@passerby:

After running through the first block of commands in the top answer at http://askubuntu.com/questions/10271/is ... n-possible, I started getting stuff like this:

2013-01-31 09:14:53,733 - ubuntuone.SyncDaemon.EQ - DEBUG - push_event: SYS_STATE_CHANGED, args:(), kw:{'state': READY (error=False connected=False online=False) Queue: IDLE Connection: Not User Not Network}

This seems deceptively human-readable: I'm not connected to the Ubuntu One network, I'm not a user in their network, I'm in some kind of queue, but it's idle, because I'm from the wrong side of the tracks and have been ostracized. Perhaps it is not meant to be.

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Re: Ubuntu One on LMDE

Postby zerozero on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:50 am

bb333 wrote:I would suggest going pure Debian if you want it this bad. LMDE updates will most likely to kill it every time.
care to elaborate on the differences?
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Re: Ubuntu One on LMDE

Postby bb333 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:22 pm

zerozero wrote:
bb333 wrote:I would suggest going pure Debian if you want it this bad. LMDE updates will most likely to kill it every time.
care to elaborate on the differences?


ubuntu changes script = doesn't work
ubuntu changes client packages = doesn't work
lmde changes packages = doesn't work
debian changes packages = doesn't work

Stick with ubuntu or an ubuntu derived distro if you want that client sync option.
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Re: Ubuntu One on LMDE

Postby bb333 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:27 pm

SurrexitVere wrote:@bb333: Yes, I'm not adverse to making a silk purse out of a sow's ear if it doesn't take more time and resources than just making a silk purse in the first place would. So perhaps it's not a good idea. As for the LMDE updates killing it, they've already killed my broadcom 43xx fix once, so I'm starting to see how this can be a problem.

@passerby:

After running through the first block of commands in the top answer at http://askubuntu.com/questions/10271/is ... n-possible, I started getting stuff like this:

2013-01-31 09:14:53,733 - ubuntuone.SyncDaemon.EQ - DEBUG - push_event: SYS_STATE_CHANGED, args:(), kw:{'state': READY (error=False connected=False online=False) Queue: IDLE Connection: Not User Not Network}

This seems deceptively human-readable: I'm not connected to the Ubuntu One network, I'm not a user in their network, I'm in some kind of queue, but it's idle, because I'm from the wrong side of the tracks and have been ostracized. Perhaps it is not meant to be.

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Looks to be much easier to do this (extremely bad idea just to install ubuntu packages like show but it seems to work):

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... an-wheezy/
http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... en-debian/

Again, updates are going to most likely break things. Stick with ubuntu or ubuntu derived distros for this, IMHO.
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