[SOLVED] Why isn't Lutris in Software Manager?

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[SOLVED] Why isn't Lutris in Software Manager?

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Yes, I know you can link to the PPA and install it with apt-get (which I did). But I'd trust it more and feel more comfortable if it was available from the Software Manager. I know it's no big deal, but I'm just curious...
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Re: Why isn't Lutris in Software Manager?

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Mint comes with the most common applications that most people are going to want to have. Apparently the Mint devs didn't think Lutris falls in that category. I agree with them. I had never heard of it before and had to do a web search just to find out what it is. There may also be other reasons based on the desires of the Lutris devs.
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Re: Why isn't Lutris in Software Manager?

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Being in the official repo wont help. Lutris update's every few months, if it was in the repo you might get an update once a year.
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Okay. Fair enough :-)
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Re: [SOLVED] Why isn't Lutris in Software Manager?

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Fredashay wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:07 pm
Yes, I know you can link to the PPA and install it with apt-get (which I did). But I'd trust it more and feel more comfortable if it was available from the Software Manager. I know it's no big deal, but I'm just curious...
The Lutris team officially maintains the Lutris ppa.

Also, Strider (main lutris dev) is a nice guy, and a pretty trustworthy guy in my opinion.

Anyways, as long as you use the official lutris ppa listed on lutris.net you should be fine. :mrgreen:
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Re: [SOLVED] Why isn't Lutris in Software Manager?

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So, one year later and we're in 2020 and Lutris is still not in the Software Manager, although it has become very popular I guess. Why?
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Re: [SOLVED] Why isn't Lutris in Software Manager?

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This isn't windows, if you want lutris just install it.
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Re: [SOLVED] Why isn't Lutris in Software Manager?

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Pop OS has it.

Otherwise add the ppa.
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Re: [SOLVED] Why isn't Lutris in Software Manager?

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I'm clearly old school, I still use PlayOnLinux. Lutris looks promising though for me to convert my gaming rig to Linux too in the near future. I'll have a read through their forums and see if any of my games are problematic with regards bans from multiplayer servers because of an unrecognised OS.

However, I do not see why Linux Mint should maintain a copy if the Lutris PPA is an official source for the program. The developers have enough on their plate already without repackaging something just because...
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Re: [SOLVED] Why isn't Lutris in Software Manager?

Post by deepakdeshp »

I doubt that Kutri is so popular as to merit in Mint repository.
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