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Old 09-26-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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Howto: Install MATE on Ubuntu 12.04 with NO other Desktop Environments


i am trying to follow the thread
Howto: Install MATE on Ubuntu 12.04 with NO other Desktop Environments
this page tells precisely what i intend to do.
i have successfully followed it till mdm install.
and then packages required to build nmapplet from source.
but this is where i am stuck
the trouble is
http://packages.ubuntu.com/source/pr...manager-applet link
has many files and i am unable to decide as which is the source file i need.
could please guide.
i am just a beginer.
thanks
 
Old 09-26-2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page and see the source archive under "Download network-manager-applet." The three files listed are typically used by scripts used to build *.deb archives optimized for Ubuntu. However, we are only interested in the (non-optimized) source code, which is typically a tar.gz or a tar.bz2 file. Nowadays tar.xz is becoming more popular, and that is the case here.

So you will need to download network-manager-applet_0.9.4.1.orig.tar.xz and extract it. xz files aren't handled by tar natively (in contrast to gz and bz2), so extracting it takes two steps:

Code:
unxz network-manager-applet_0.9.4.1.orig.tar.xz
Code:
tar -xf network-manager-applet_0.9.4.1.orig.tar
Then you can cd into the directory and run ./configure as described...

Please feel free to ask questions so that you can meet with success. In the future, please ask questions on the main thread (rather than starting a new one) so that those subscribed to the main thread can see your question

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Old 09-26-2012, 11:50 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by simonex2609 View Post
i am trying to follow the thread
Howto: Install MATE on Ubuntu 12.04 with NO other Desktop Environments
this page tells precisely what i intend to do.
i have successfully followed it till mdm install.
and then packages required to build nmapplet from source.
but this is where i am stuck
the trouble is
http://packages.ubuntu.com/source/pr...manager-applet link
has many files and i am unable to decide as which is the source file i need.
could please guide.
i am just a beginer.
thanks
Do you have a link to the other thread?

Anyway, I'm not sure why it is so complicated but here is what I would do. I would first start by reading this page on the MATE website. After you have followed this process I would, assuming you have a wired connection, simply
Code:
sudo apt-get update
then
Code:
apt-get upgrade
then
Code:
apt-get install network-manager network-manager-gnome
You may also need to install wireless-tools if you need to use wireless.

I built a Debian based live USB image doing this and it works perfectly.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 01:33 AM   #4
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That will work provided that several configuration files are updated manually. Installing network-manager-gnome without, well, Gnome, isn't ideal and that is the goal of the tutorial. Not only that, the Ubuntu network manager applet is almost completely rewritten in terms of indicators--which is not the case on Debian. It is not strictly necessary to rebuild it from source, but it is best to do so in order to reduce external dependencies and to give a gtk2 version that looks and acts the way that users of Gnome 2 would expect it to.
 
  


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