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Question for users of both LMDE and gufw

Post by Schultz » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:47 am

I am a current user of Mint 17.3, but a few weeks ago I tried out LMDE. The first thing I did was install gufw. In 17.3 when you install gufw it puts an entry under Preferences in the start menu, but when I looked for it there in LMDE it wasn't there, and I couldn't find it anywhere in LMDE's start menu. My question for those users of both LMDE and Gufw is: where do you find in the start menu? This may seem silly to some, but because of this, that's why I went back to 17.3. But I really would like to try out LMDE again, if anyone call tell me where the start menu entry for gufw is placed in LMDE. Thanks.

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Re: Question for users of both LMDE and gufw

Post by Fred Barclay » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:59 am

It is in the menu, just like for ordinary Mint...
however, some users (including me) have noticed that it goes missing for no apparent reason. In my case, not only would it vanish from the menu, but it would freeze and then crash every other time I launched it.

I ended up just using ufw--it's extremely easy and is gufw's backend, after all, so it works the same way.
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Re: Question for users of both LMDE and gufw

Post by Schultz » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:19 am

Any idea why this issue exists in LMDE?

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Re: Question for users of both LMDE and gufw

Post by Fred Barclay » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:25 am

I think it's an upstream issue, but I don't know any other details. :(
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Re: Question for users of both LMDE and gufw

Post by altair4 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:13 am

I don't do LMDE but as a XFCE user this sort of thing with applications happens all the time.

Look at the contents of /usr/share/applications/gufw.desktop. Usually at the bottom you may see something like this:
OnlyShowIn=Unity;
If you do edit the file and comment it out so it shows up everywhere:
#OnlyShowIn=Unity;
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Re: Question for users of both LMDE and gufw

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Re: Question for users of both LMDE and gufw

Post by Sydney » Mon May 02, 2016 9:07 pm

I had this issue too ! Have a look at my thread from 2 weeks ago:
viewtopic.php?f=238&t=220693
Btw, I installed LMDE on 2 different computers, one had no sign of gufw anywhere (which is what that post was about) and the other had it in the control center as well as in the application list. Go figure !

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Re: Question for users of both LMDE and gufw

Post by Schultz » Mon May 02, 2016 10:42 pm

Thanks for the link Sydney. I'll try it out if/when I go back to LMDE.

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Re: Question for users of both LMDE and gufw

Post by Monsta » Wed May 04, 2016 3:48 am

It's an old stupid bug in Debian:
https://bugs.debian.org/681315

Nobody cares. Looks like this package isn't maintained in Debian at all. :?

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Re: Question for users of both LMDE and gufw

Post by altair4 » Wed May 04, 2016 7:11 am

It's not even packaged correctly for Ubuntu.

Just installed it on Xubuntu 16.04 and it does appear in the Menu but it doesn't run:
tester@vxub1604:~$ gufw
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/gufw/gufw/gufw.py", line 21, in <module>
from view.gufw import Gufw
File "/usr/share/gufw/gufw/view/gufw.py", line 19, in <module>
import gi
ImportError: No module named gi
Seems to be missing a dependency:
tester@vxub1604:~$ sudo apt-get install python-gobject
Given the dislike between Debian and Ubuntu and firewalld actually knowing what to do with "profiles" maybe everyone is moving to that firewall.
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Re: Question for users of both LMDE and gufw

Post by Monsta » Wed May 04, 2016 2:09 pm

Well, I've checked the dependencies of firewalld package and there's no GTK+ or Qt listed. So I guess it has no GUI. Maybe there's a 3rd-party one somewhere...

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Re: Question for users of both LMDE and gufw

Post by altair4 » Wed May 04, 2016 2:36 pm

It most certainly does have a gui: firewall-applet
Firewalld-firewall-applet.png
And it ties into the network manager which is what I think Gufw is striving for with it's "profiles" but it's not implemented right. :
firewalld-nm.png
This is a spooky process I suppose since you need to remove ufw and gufw then install firewalld and firewall-applet. I did this on Ubuntu 15.10 because I could rather than because I wanted or needed it. WIll it work on Mint let alone LMDE - I have no idea.
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Re: Question for users of both LMDE and gufw

Post by filozofio » Thu May 05, 2016 12:38 am

Thank you! I will try this.

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Re: Question for users of both LMDE and gufw

Post by Monsta » Thu May 05, 2016 4:05 am

Ah... I should've checked the source package for that :)
Well, I see it in Debian repos (starting from Jessie) as well, so it might work in LMDE 2.

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