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Old 04-17-2013, 07:27 AM   #1
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How to keep MATE working on -current!


Hi all,

This is more of a short tutorial than a proper question. I decided to post this here so I can remember what I did, and maybe it will help others as well!

I first discovered MATE desktop environment when a colleague showed me LinuxMint and I thought "is this also available for Slackware?" and I found on MATE-desktop project's site the following set of instructions:

http://mateslackbuilds.github.io/

Which advise to clone the git repo at:

$ git clone git://github.com/mateslackbuilds/msb.git ~/tmp/msb

OK, on my home folder I had created a tmp/ folder and ran the above command from there.

Since I'm running -current and I'm keen to keeping the system updated on this laptop, I ran:
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# slackpkg update
# slackpkg install-new
# slackpkg upgrade-all
Next time I started X, I got no upper or lower bars and I couldn't get any terminal or run any programs by pressing Alt+F2. So, I remembered dconf was upgraded on -current and slackpkg replaced the dconf-msb package.

So I got my laptop connected, and re-run msb's dconf Slackbuild script and after it compiled and generated the package on /tmp, to have MATE working again on Slackware64-current it was a matter of:
Code:
# upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new /tmp/dconf-<>-msb.t?z
I'll try working on the dconf-msb Slackbuild to upgrade dconf's version and will let you guys know. It shouldn't be too difficult!
 
Old 04-17-2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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As we mention in the CURRENT.TXT document, you don't need to build and install dconf from msb if you are running -current. So just remove it from mate-build-base.sh and you're good to go. Willy and I are both running MATE without issue on -current.
 
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:58 AM   #3
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Indeed, I was just trying to help people (and myself!) solve this issue!
 
Old 04-17-2013, 08:02 AM   #4
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Oh! And by the way, kudos for the great work on MATE!
 
Old 04-17-2013, 08:12 AM   #5
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You are welcome -- thanks for testing it out!
 
  


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