How to install Mate 1.14 in Mint 17.3

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MartinaNeumayer
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How to install Mate 1.14 in Mint 17.3

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Ok.. We have now Mate 1.14 released, but we don't have (jet) the debs in repos.
But there is not a problem.. We can install it by hand, by compiling it.
Note:
This is just an example how to install the one package!
To have entire desktop You must install entire suite!
Just repeat the steps for every package and youre done.
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Before we begin -> sit down, make a coffe, calm down and make a SYSTEM BACKUP just in any case!
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If You don't know what youre doing, don't do that! Better wait for the packages in the ppa!

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Ok.. Download the package here (and/or all packages you need/want):
http://pub.mate-desktop.org/releases/1. ... 4.0.tar.xz

Or here:
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Desktop- ... l#download

Entire release is here (recommended download source):
http://pub.mate-desktop.org/releases/1.14/

And here:
http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/status:1.14

Then unpack (one at a time) and install all the necessary dependencies:

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sudo apt-get install gtk+-2.0
Next go to the already unpacked directory, RPM in it and choose "open in terminal".

Now type a command:

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./configure
Then:

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make
And at the end:

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sudo make install
Wait a moment, until it installs and do the machine reboot.

If by the "./configure" some errors/infos about missing dependencies appears,
then just simply install them and do the ./configure again. All should be ok now.

If terminal shows something up about missing or wrong "dconf" version then do:

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sudo apt-get install libdconf-dev
And try again ;)
This helped me and the installation ended without any other problems.

That same installation schema apply for all other downloaded packages.

Enjoy! :)
Last edited by MartinaNeumayer on Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:08 am, edited 9 times in total.

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Re: How to install Mate 1.14 in Mint 17.3

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EmEc hi thanks for your post Question i have never done any of that since mate 17 install 64 bit

posting a pic of my mate it is
Screenshot.png
Is there a reason I should do what you suggested or am I just fine the way my os is working now. Which is just GREAT. Thanks again for any help
Bill and so it goes
Mint Mate 19 64 bit
HP xw4600-workstation
NVIDIA Corporation G84GL [Quadro FX 1700] (rev a1)
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Re: How to install Mate 1.14 in Mint 17.3

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ibbill wrote:EmEc hi thanks for your post Question i have never done any of that since mate 17 install 64 bit

posting a pic of my mate it is
Screenshot.png
Is there a reason I should do what you suggested or am I just fine the way my os is working now. Which is just GREAT. Thanks again for any help
Well.. I also prefer normal - the deb way - installation.
I just do this out of curiosity ;) My was 1.12.0 before upgrade.
If You are fine with Your version then is no need for upgrade.

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Re: How to install Mate 1.14 in Mint 17.3

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Also it will not be long (BUT PLEASE DO NOT BUG the Mint Team with "Is 18 ready yet!? is it ready yet!?" ) before Mint 18 being based on Ubuntu 16.04 (which is not out yet, itself) will be released in a month or two. If I understand correctly, it will have Cinnamon 3.0 and Mate 1.14 by default

http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-mi ... ign=buffer

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Xmetalfanx wrote:Also it will not be long (BUT PLEASE DO NOT BUG the Mint Team with "Is 18 ready yet!? is it ready yet!?" ) before Mint 18 being based on Ubuntu 16.04 (which is not out yet, itself) will be released in a month or two. If I understand correctly, it will have Cinnamon 3.0 and Mate 1.14 by default

http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-mi ... ign=buffer
Yes it is correct. I posted this for ppl who want to test and try something new ;)

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eMcE okay thanks very much for your help and quick reply.

I am so happy with this system will be hanging on to it until the end April 2019.

Thanks again.
Bill and so it goes
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ibbill wrote:... Is there a reason I should do what you suggested or am I just fine the way my os is working now. Which is just GREAT. Thanks again for any help
An excellent question. If you want to play (which I totally understand) and you have a spare computer you don't actually need, go for it.

Otherwise, installing a distro like Mint and then installing an unsupported DE that you have to compile yourself is IMHO completely stupid.

I wouldn't install a DE that wasn't in the repos ... i.e. supported. I wouldn't do it for app software unless it did something I really need.

I'm not scared of compiling but the only time I've done it in years was for a wireless backport in ubuntu 13.something on my netbook.

Also when you compile from source there isn't any automatic tracking so when you want to update you'll have to recompile the whole thing from source.

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I'm not a Linux expert, so I know nothing about compiling. Isn't there just a sudo command to get and install MATE 1.14 without compiling?

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Schultz wrote:I'm not a Linux expert, so I know nothing about compiling. Isn't there just a sudo command to get and install MATE 1.14 without compiling?
As I know.. not jet.

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Re: How to install Mate 1.14 in Mint 17.3

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@ eMcE

Will 1.14 avail for Mint Mate 17.3 through repos too as an update option some time?

Cause there are some things in 1.12 which I am not completely fond of. And I really would like to upgrade my 17.3 to Mate 1.16. But I do not want to reinstall my system completely cause it will take a long time to have all my config up and running again as it is running fine now.

Thanks for infos!
Kernel: 5.3.0-28-generic x86_64 (64 bit) - Desktop: Mate Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tricia

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