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#1 2011-02-21 04:07:45

hasuin
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From: Manila, Philippines
Registered: 2011-02-09
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An easy and safe way to install some popular programs with Mint repos

Here is the easiest way I found to install Firefox, Thunderbird, Googleearth, the Ubuntu fonts, Opera, Picasa, Skype, Oracle Virtual Box...

Add the following to your sources list:

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

Then:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring

Now you can remove the 'main' repo from linuxmint sources (you probably don't want any mint goodies, it was just needed to get the key). Just keep 'import' and 'upstream'.

Voila, you can install any of the programs there.

If you run #! 64x, you need to

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk

before you install Googleearth.

Last edited by hasuin (2011-04-02 11:04:30)


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#2 2011-02-22 16:11:48

Chriswaterguy
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Re: An easy and safe way to install some popular programs with Mint repos

Thank you - extremely handy.


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#3 2011-02-22 19:36:11

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Re: An easy and safe way to install some popular programs with Mint repos

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#4 2011-03-05 20:07:08

Dobbie03
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Re: An easy and safe way to install some popular programs with Mint repos

Thanks that worked perfectly.

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#5 2011-03-20 20:36:08

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Re: An easy and safe way to install some popular programs with Mint repos

Thanks a bunch. Just what I was looking for.:)

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#6 2011-04-14 18:56:29

Wahlgren
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Re: An easy and safe way to install some popular programs with Mint repos

This was very useful information. Thanks for sharing!


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#7 2011-10-06 18:48:01

schorem
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Registered: 2011-10-03
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Re: An easy and safe way to install some popular programs with Mint repos

thanks for sharing


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#8 2012-04-02 06:29:36

Graybyrd
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Re: An easy and safe way to install some popular programs with Mint repos

The suggestion worked just fine, BUT ... when I installed Firefox from the Mint repo, and opened it, all the menus and dialog boxes were in Dutch! I could find no way to change that, or find a way to select an English version from the repo.

=GB=

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#9 2012-04-02 13:42:12

ivanovnegro
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Registered: 2011-06-02
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Re: An easy and safe way to install some popular programs with Mint repos

I would then just go with the Firefox from the Mozilla site. I do not trust the Mint people in updating their Firefox regularly, just my opinion.

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#10 2012-04-04 04:20:25

bennisixx
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Registered: 2011-11-10
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Re: An easy and safe way to install some popular programs with Mint repos

ivanovnegro wrote:

I would then just go with the Firefox from the Mozilla site. I do not trust the Mint people in updating their Firefox regularly, just my opinion.

that is what I use and it does nothing to the system, self contained wink

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#11 2012-05-13 03:58:55

TobyJamesJoy
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2012-04-17
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Re: An easy and safe way to install some popular programs with Mint repos

i figured out how to solve the problem of firefox and thunderbird running in the wrong language when installed from the linux mint repos.

the first quick fix i found was to install the english language pack .xpi from mozilla: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Language_pack … guage_pack

however i couldn't get this to work with thunderbird...

the complete fix is to check synaptic. in my install it automatically selected the very first language pack in the list (afrikaans for firefox and arabic for thunderbird)... you'll have to select the incorrect packages (for me they were firefox-l10n-af and thunderbird-l10n-ar) and mark them for removal. then just mark the languages you need (i used *-l10n-en-gb but for american english you'll want *-l10n-en-us) for installation.

that should do it, worked for me.

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#12 2012-05-13 04:09:16

mynis01
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From: 127.0.0.1
Registered: 2010-07-02
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Re: An easy and safe way to install some popular programs with Mint repos

Pretty much all those things you named off have a repo they are available from made specifically for debian. You have to add a lot more different repos, but you could be avoiding future breakage. Just be careful with /etc/apt/preferences and doing dist-upgrades when adding non-vanilla debian repos like this.

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