Mint Meta-package for Debian

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LanceHaverkamp
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Mint Meta-package for Debian

Post by LanceHaverkamp »

Since the current installation is lacking LVM encryption, is it possible to install Mint as a Meta-package for Debian?
Something like this:
  • 1) Minimum Debian install using encrypted LVM options from Net Install Disk
    2) Download mint-lxde.deb OR mint-gnome.deb; which would fix the repo list & start the meta-package install for that desktop
Thanks,
Lance

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Re: Mint Meta-package for Debian

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Install the regular GNOME CD, add the following repo to /etc/apt/sources.list

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main import upstream romeo
then run

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apt-get update && apt-get install linuxmint-keyring mint-meta-debian

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Re: Mint Meta-package for Debian

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maybe without romeo at first - that is if there isn't anything on it you know you want
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oh and..

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... you'll have to add the debian multimedia repo too to have access to all the dependencies of mint-meta-debian
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Re: Mint Meta-package for Debian

Post by LanceHaverkamp »

secipolla wrote:Install the regular GNOME CD, add the following ...
very interesting...so to avoid the extra bandwidth of upgrading installed packages a user could do this with the Debian testing net-install CD for gnome desktop.

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Re: Mint Meta-package for Debian

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As long as the appropriate repositories are listed AND enabled this is the best way to do a full LMDE conversion to an existing Debian install. If, like me, you don't want everything that is on the LMDE LiveCD then enable the repos and install only the packages you want. That is how I am going to do it when my net connection gets back to full speed.

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