How do I install Liri Desktop Environment in Linux Mint 18.3.?

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How do I install Liri Desktop Environment in Linux Mint 18.3.?

Post by nikk_nitin » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:28 am

Liri is a very good looking DE. I've heard that you can install any DE in any Linux and any Linux distro can be made to look like any other distro.
If that is true, there must be some way of installing Liri on Linux Mint. You can install it in arch linux as given in Arch Wiki here. Can anyone help me in installing that in Linux Mint 18.3

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Re: How do I install Liri Desktop Environment in Linux Mint 18.3.?

Post by catweazel » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:57 am

nikk_nitin wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:28 am
Liri is a very good looking DE. I've heard that you can install any DE in any Linux and any Linux distro can be made to look like any other distro.
If that is true, there must be some way of installing Liri on Linux Mint. You can install it in arch linux as given in Arch Wiki here. Can anyone help me in installing that in Linux Mint 18.3
You have two choices. Download the source and compile it, then hope that installing it doesn't bork your Mint, or install lirios.
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Re: How do I install Liri Desktop Environment in Linux Mint 18.3.?

Post by nikk_nitin » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:59 am

You have two choices. Download the source and compile it, then hope that installing it doesn't bork your Mint, or install lirios.
Can you tell how do I compile it. I am a newbie.

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Re: How do I install Liri Desktop Environment in Linux Mint 18.3.?

Post by smurphos » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:19 am

It looks like the developer has looked into and hit some obstacles packaging his project for Debian based systems so wouldn't even bother trying.

Either give it a try from the Live Image - https://liri.io/download/ or install a friendly Arch based distro with AUR support - i.e. Manjaro and install from that point

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Re: How do I install Liri Desktop Environment in Linux Mint 18.3.?

Post by aes2011 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:23 am

nikk_nitin wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:59 am
Can you tell how do I compile it. I am a newbie.
Your Arch wiki link has
Warning: Liri is currently in alpha stage and there might be issues.

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Re: How do I install Liri Desktop Environment in Linux Mint 18.3.?

Post by Hoser Rob » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:06 am

nikk_nitin wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:28 am
... I've heard that you can install any DE in any Linux
You can. However Linux, unlike Windows, assumes that if you have sudo level permission, you actually know what you're doing. So while you can do it, it doesn't mean it'll work. And installing multiple DEs is one of the best ways to bork your OS. The usually recommended fix for that is a data backup and clean reinstall. This is one of the most common mistakes made by beginners.
... any Linux distro can be made to look like any other distro....
Maybe, but it's not simple. And if you're talking about Debian vs Arch or Fedora, it won't work quite the same.

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Re: How do I install Liri Desktop Environment in Linux Mint 18.3.?

Post by Flemur » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:59 am

This review is about a year old -
http://www.ocsmag.com/2017/06/24/liri-l ... ot-at-all/
liri-loves-me-loves-me-not-at-all
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
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Re: How do I install Liri Desktop Environment in Linux Mint 18.3.?

Post by nikk_nitin » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:02 am

Seeing all the replies, I think it's safe to assume that it cannot be done as of now.
Just waiting for the developer to do something...

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Re: How do I install Liri Desktop Environment in Linux Mint 18.3.?

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:47 am

Flemur wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:59 am
This review is about a year old -
http://www.ocsmag.com/2017/06/24/liri-l ... ot-at-all/
liri-loves-me-loves-me-not-at-all
Well, that convinced me. It's a write off, probably soon to be abandonware.

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