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Re: Mint Debian

Post by deleted » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:57 am

That's cool...
BTW.. just checked out Epidemic Linux. Looks like there are a few Debian distros alive and kicking and not based on Ubuntu;)
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Re: Mint Debian

Post by ginjabunny » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:47 pm

@ikey, thanks for the info on the repositories, I already had a Debian squeeze installed, so using your post above I changed the apt sources.list to be (is this correct?)

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main import
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main non-free contrib

but when I run apt-get update I get

W: GPG error: http://packages.linuxmint.com debian Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 3EE67F3D0FF405B2

I can't find the gpg key file, any idea where I can get it from?

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Re: Mint Debian

Post by clem » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:00 pm

@ginjabunny:

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sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring
PS: You also need the "upstream" component, not just "main" and "import".

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Re: Mint Debian

Post by steveo314 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:59 am

installing from the mint debian repo onto debian testing right now. the light at the end of the tunnel. thank you, clem.

mint debian edition is going to be nice. installed everything possible from the mint debian repo. cant wait for the finished iso from clem and the guys.
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Re: Mint Debian

Post by saleem » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:06 am

hello ikey,

There is a file you might want to edit to make your GDM look more minty too:

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su -c 'nano /etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults'
tired this but did not work for me, here is greeter.gconf-defaults as paste

http://pastebin.ca/1922524

can you modify it and paste it back for me please?

Now My Mint Debian story is bit different :)

I have installed debian testing ( GNOME ) with ext3 , grub-legacy and remastersys made with http://www.mepisimo.com/antix/Testing/a ... 686-b1.iso. Used ext3 and grub-legacy because these are mandatory for remastersys to work . I need remastersys because I need to make backup cloned copies of my installed system always handy to use and distribute to friends.

Here is my sources list

# MEPIS 8 series.
# Use to install headers and linux-kbuild from MEPIS repo for MEPIS kernel.
# deb http://fr1.mepis-deb.org/mepis/ mepis-8.5 main
# deb ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/ mepis-8.5 main
# MEPIS mirrors
# deb http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.mepis.org/mepis/ mepis-8.0 main

# Debian Testing.
# Testing enabled for 'rolling' release.
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free

# liquorix kernels
# deb http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid main
# deb http://ftp.belnet.be/mirror/liquorix.net/debian/ sid main

#Debian Unstable/Sid
# deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
# deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ unstable main non-free

# Multimedia Testing
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing main non-free

# Debian unstable (sid) VLC Repository

# deb http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian/ sid main
# deb-src http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian/ sid main

# Goggles music manager
deb http://apt.progchild.de/ stable main

# Opera
deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ testing non-free

# Virtualbox
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/ squeeze non-free

# Skype
deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free

# Remastersys Squeeze
deb http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/repository/ squeeze/

# Wine
deb http://www.lamaresh.net/apt/ squeeze main

# Mint Debian
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import

Mint Debian at its present shape is working great for me, except one issue im facing which may not be Mint Debian related .

My NTFS/FAT 32 partitons are not auto mountable. I have installed ntfs-3g, ntfs configuration tool and even disk-manager.

disk manager and ntfs configuration tools report errors which im posting here, may be I can get some help here.

here is output for disk-manager

root@homepc:/home/saleem# disk-manager
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/disk-manager", line 111, in <module>
main(args, opts)
File "/usr/bin/disk-manager", line 75, in main
app = DiskManager()
File "/usr/share/disk-manager/DiskManager/DiskManager.py", line 112, in __init__
os.mkdir(HAL_CONFIG_DIR)
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/hal/fdi/policy'

Here is ntfs-config output

root@homepc:/home/saleem# ntfs-config
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/ntfs-config", line 102, in <module>
main(args, opts)
File "/usr/bin/ntfs-config", line 75, in main
app = NtfsConfig()
File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/NtfsConfig/NtfsConfig.py", line 56, in __init__
os.mkdir(HAL_CONFIG_DIR)
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/hal/fdi/policy'

Besides this one issue , my system is working greaT

Hope I can get some help regarding the 3 issues i posted here

regards,

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Re: Mint Debian

Post by saleem » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:45 am

ok got disk-manager issue fixed now

just copied

hal/fdi/policy into /etc from another installation of my debian testing.

things are getting better :)

only

su -c 'nano /etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults'

has to be sorted out

regards,

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Re: Mint Debian

Post by mintnoob » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:11 pm

MALsPa wrote:
baffle-boy wrote:i've never actually used debian before... but doesn't it use KDE anyways? :o
GNOME is the default, but you can choose to install KDE or Xfce instead.
If we wanted KDE, would adding KDE to Mint Debian be much different than just installing Debian KDE?
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Re: Mint Debian

Post by mintnoob » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:11 am

I'm sure it's already been asked, but is Mint Debian going to be based on Sid like Sidux is, or testing?

Also, are both Testing and Sid rolling releases?
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Re: Mint Debian

Post by MALsPa » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:23 am

mintnoob wrote:Also, are both Testing and Sid rolling releases?
Some interesting and hopefully relevant comments from Wikipedia's "Rolling Release" article:
Other Linux distributions may maintain a development branch in between releases. These development branches may resemble a rolling release because software in such a branch is continually updated. However, unlike a rolling release, these branches are intended to be the next release, and will be frozen and tested prior to such a release. Mandriva Cooker, openSUSE Factory, Fedora Rawhide, and Debian's testing and unstable branches are examples of this type of development.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_release

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Re: Mint Debian

Post by mintnoob » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:46 am

MALsPa wrote:
Other Linux distributions may maintain a development branch in between releases. These development branches may resemble a rolling release because software in such a branch is continually updated. However, unlike a rolling release, these branches are intended to be the next release, and will be frozen and tested prior to such a release. Mandriva Cooker, openSUSE Factory, Fedora Rawhide, and Debian's testing and unstable branches are examples of this type of development.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_release
Damn, that just made it more confusing! :lol:

So would you have to do fresh installs eventually like fixed releases, or not like Arch even though it's not an RR like Arch, but kinda like Arch, but not really, but not totally different?!
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Re: Mint Debian

Post by shayney » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:27 am

Hehe, yea the wording of that article does kinda sound like it classes sid and testing as one of the "frozen" type releases.

Both Sid and Testing ARE rolling releases though they do go into a bit a frozen state when it gets close to a stable release.
But yes, you can continue to use Testing and Sid without installing, as long as you update regularly you will always have the latest version.

However, in the case of Testing, your sources would need to point to "Testing" and not the codename (currently "Squeeze").
If you had Squeeze as the source it would become the stable version on release, if Testing it would continue updating and be the latest Testing version.

Hope that all made sense.

Also, in general, Testing is only around a week to 10 days behind Sid most of the time for most stuff.
Some of the bigger stuff (such as a major KDE or Gnome update) or more flaky components may be a little further behind.

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Re: Mint Debian

Post by mintnoob » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:44 am

shayney wrote:Both Sid and Testing ARE rolling releases though they do go into a bit a frozen state when it gets close to a stable release.
But yes, you can continue to use Testing and Sid without installing, as long as you update regularly you will always have the latest version.
Cool. Understand.
However, in the case of Testing, your sources would need to point to "Testing" and not the codename (currently "Squeeze").
If you had Squeeze as the source it would become the stable version on release, if Testing it would continue updating and be the latest Testing version.
Question about this, does Testing default to Squeeze sources and you have to change to testing sources before the next release?
Also, in general, Testing is only around a week to 10 days behind Sid most of the time for most stuff.
Some of the bigger stuff (such as a major KDE or Gnome update) or more flaky components may be a little further behind.
What is Mint Debian going to be based off of, testing or sid?
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Re: Mint Debian

Post by MALsPa » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:32 am

Testing.

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Re: Mint Debian

Post by viking777 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:33 am

Question about this, does Testing default to Squeeze sources and you have to change to testing sources before the next release?
Nope, if your sources.list refers to 'testing' then you will always stay on 'testing'. In this case the 'testing' you are tracking will be a new fork from 'squeeze' (initially they will be identical, but not for long).
What is Mint Debian going to be based off of, testing or sid?
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Re: Mint Debian

Post by MALsPa » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:03 am

viking777 wrote:
Question about this, does Testing default to Squeeze sources and you have to change to testing sources before the next release?
Nope, if your sources.list refers to 'testing' then you will always stay on 'testing'. In this case the 'testing' you are tracking will be a new fork from 'squeeze' (initially they will be identical, but not for long).
And you can use "testing" or "stable" in your sources list or you can use the names -- "squeeze" or "lenny." Depends on how a person wants to do it. I use "squeeze" mainly so that I don't have to change anything when Squeeze goes to "stable." I'm more interested in staying with Debian Stable, even though I installed Squeeze already. My current sources.list for Debian:

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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

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Re: Mint Debian

Post by deleted » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:07 am

I used the H2 script (smxi) http://smxi.org/ to maintain SID for about 6 years. It works with Debian Testing and Unstable (including Mepis), but no Ubuntu since Ubuntu is a mixed distro.
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Re: Mint Debian

Post by shayney » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:26 am

Should be said that by default, a debian testing install points to "squeeze" (or did last time I tried it).
So to keep it testing that's something you would need to check.

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Re: Mint Debian

Post by mati75 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:16 pm

From 18 months I using Debian unstable. In my opinion is very stable distro, more stability than ubuntu stable.
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Re: Mint Debian

Post by deleted » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:29 pm

@mati75 what's the distro? sidux? or Debian unstable "proper"? or something else?
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Re: Mint Debian

Post by vrkalak » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:57 pm

I have been running a build of Debian Squeeze (testing) Xfce for over a year now . . . last month, after Squeeze went into the 'freeze' stage in it's development.
I decided to try something different . . . so I upgraded my sources.list to point to Sid (unstable) totally.

I love the Sid version of Debian . . . and I do find it very stable.
More stable than any version of Ubuntu I've ever used.

I like Sid (unstable) so much, that after Squeeze is released as the new Debian 6 'stable' . . . I don't think I want to go back to using the next 'testing' version.

I'll stay with Debian Sid.
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