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Helena's mintUpdate, on Gloria

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:26 am
by red-e-made
I really love Helena's mintUpdate - specifically, being able to remove certain packages from the update list. However, I prefer using Gloria. Is it possible to install and run Helena's mintUpdate on Gloria?

Re: Helena's mintUpdate, on Gloria

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:55 am
by Husse
To be absolutely sure I'd have to dig deep, but I think not - there are more updates and probably a chain of dependencies that will make it hard

Re: Helena's mintUpdate, on Gloria

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:42 am
by emorrp1
I was skeptical too, until I tried it. Thanks to the push to make the tools more independent for Helena, it's relatively easy to get them installed, without the massive dependency issues. However, you do have to test the process in a VM before assuming there won't be any side-effects, luckily for you I've just done that, so I'm pretty sure it doesn't do anything silly. Bearing in mind that this process will mean mintupdate itself will be in the ignored list, so you have to update it manually (sweetly ironic).

(pre-requisite, install git)

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apt update && apt install -y git-core
(copy and paste these lines into a terminal, either all at once or one at a time)

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cd ~/Projects
git clone git://github.com/linuxmint/mint-common.git
cd mint-common && ./test && cd ..
# optional - remove the '#'s to install the updated translations
#git clone git://github.com/linuxmint/mint-translations.git
#cd mint-translations && sudo cp -r usr && cd ..
git clone git://github.com/linuxmint/mintupdate.git
cd mintupdate && ./test && cd ..

then add mintupdate to the list of ignored packages in preferences, before installing any updates.

Re: Helena's mintUpdate, on Gloria

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:46 pm
by red-e-made
Thank you very much for trying this out for me. I will get on this as soon as possible and report back.