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[SOLVED?] LMDE 2 and NitroShare

Postby Relative » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:53 pm

Just installed LMDE 2 on an older laptop and attempted to install NitroShare. It is not in the repository and seems adding PPAs is not supported.

Any way to get it?

Mike
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Re: LMDE 2 and NitroShare

Postby itsme4401 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:32 am

To paraphrase Bill Cosby: "Try Google, dear Relative, try Google......"etc, etc. You'll find i.a. https://www.tecmint.com/nitroshare-share-files-between-linux-ubuntu-windows/
Wish you a successful installation!

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Re: LMDE 2 and NitroShare

Postby Relative » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:00 pm

That site suggests "sudo apt-add-repository ppa:....." which I said in my post is rejected because LMDE2 Mate doesn't allow adding a ppa.

Mike

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Re: LMDE 2 and NitroShare

Postby phd21 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:43 pm

Hi "Relative",

I am surprised it is not in the repositories?

One of the main reasons I stay away from the LMDE (Debian) versions of Linux Mint is because you cannot easily add PPA's. There is a technique to do so though.

In case you did not know, most PPA's provide easy to install Linux deb files, go to their PPA website, click "view package details" midway down on the right, then click your version of Linux Mint, it will expand that category, so scroll down to see the deb files. Linux Mint 18.x is based upon Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial, and Linux Mint 17.x is based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. Just download one of the deb files and see if it will install in your LMDE Debian system. I am guessing that the Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial would work with LMDE2 and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty would work with LMDE, but you can try either one.

Search for "ppa:george-edison55/nitroshare"
https://launchpad.net/~george-edison55/+archive/ubuntu/nitroshare


Hope this helps ...

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Getting deb installation file(s) from a PPA


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Getting deb installation file(s) from a PPA


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Re: LMDE 2 and NitroShare

Postby Relative » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:42 pm

Appreciate the suggestions. However; none of them worked. I went to the author of NitroShare and he came up with the attached method that should work for just about anyone. I had already reached my threshold of frustration and dumped LMDE 2 and went back to Mint XFCE 32-bit, but this email from the author may help someone who wants to pursue this. Possibly give some feedback to its success here.

Mike Cebula

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Hi Mike,

Your best bet is going to be compiling from source, I'm afraid. Fortunately, it's not very difficult. You will need to install the following packages:

sudo apt-get install build-essential git cmake qtbase5-dev libqt5svg5-dev

First compile and install QHttpEngine:

git clone https://github.com/nitroshare/qhttpengine.git
cd qhttpengine
mkdir build && cd build
cmake ..
sudo make install

Then compile and install QMdnsEngine:

git clone https://github.com/nitroshare/qmdnsengine.git
cd qmdnsengine
mkdir build && cd build
cmake ..
sudo make install

Lastly, compile and install NitroShare

git clone https://github.com/nitroshare/nitroshare-desktop.git
cd nitroshare-desktop
git checkout 0.3.4
mkdir build && cd build
cmake ..
sudo make install

If all goes well, you should have the application installed and you can run NitroShare from the application menu or run "nitroshare" in a terminal.

- Nathan


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