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Old 03-02-2018, 11:43 AM   #1
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Question Is it possible to add support for FlatPaks to Anti-X?


Evening, all.

Just a brief query. I run Anti-X alongside a litter of Puppies, and, although I don't use it that often, I gather it's possible to add FlatPak support to Debian Jessie, which Anti-X 16.1 is based on.

I want to try out the Pitivi video editor, which is only available as a FlatPak. Has anybody else managed this successfully....and, if so, how easy is it to implement?

Any advice, suggestions, etc., will be very much appreciated.


Mike.
 
Old 03-02-2018, 11:50 AM   #2
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Pitivi is available in the Debian repository
http://debian.pkgs.org/9/debian-main..._i386.deb.html
 
Old 03-02-2018, 12:14 PM   #3
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Hallo, David.

If I'm right, that appears to be the Stretch repository. As far as I'm aware, it's a major undertaking to change the repositories in Anti-X, since they appear to have disabled much of the usual updating procedure.

Am I right in thinking this? I believe it's possible to add stuff to the apt-sources list, but I'll be honest, I am so rusty with the whole Debian set of procedures; 4-5 years of using Puppy exclusively hasn't really prepared me for that.

Of course, I daresay other LQ members may know differently.... There again, downloading the binary package from pkgs.org may work if I install it with gDebi; I find it's extremely good at pulling in dependencies where needed.


Mike.

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Old 03-02-2018, 01:00 PM   #4
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If systemd is a dependency in what you want Mike.

It won't install. Due to

Code:
harry@biker:/etc/apt
$ ls
apt.conf    preferences.d   trustdb.gpg  trusted.gpg~
apt.conf.d  sources.list.d  trusted.gpg  trusted.gpg.d
harry@biker:/etc/apt
$ cd preferences.d
harry@biker:/etc/apt/preferences.d
$ ls
00systemd
harry@biker:/etc/apt/preferences.d
$ cat 00systemd
Package: *systemd*
Pin: origin ""
Pin-Priority: -1
harry@biker:/etc/apt/preferences.d
You will have to ask the package developers over here to build you a systemd free version

https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewforum.php?f=55

Which version of AntiX are you running? I see you mention 16.1. Just trying to be sure. Because if 17. It is already based on Stretch.
16 and 15 are based on Jessie.

Presently. I run AntiX 17 on my Chromebook.

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Old 03-02-2018, 01:19 PM   #5
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Hallo, Roky.

Yep; version 16.1 it is, I'm afraid.

You know I'm mainly a Puppy man, through and through, but.....I do try to keep my hand in with at least one 'mainstream'-based distro. Hence Anti-X, since it's light enough for my old hardware!

I'm having a bit of a spell on video-editors at the moment. Flowblade and Shotcut both insist I don't have a high enough resolution monitor. Cinelerra runs OK, but it's a pain to load files. Kdenlive is somewhat hit & miss. Openshot's my favourite, but trying to get Python to behave itself is a nightmare at times.....

I'm just scouting around, really, to see what's available. I've tried Lives in Anti-X, but the interface is horrible; truly it is. It sounds like blasphemy to say it, but it's a shame nobody ever made something for Linux along the lines of the old Windows Movie-Maker. It was one of the very few Windoze items I actually had any time for.....

Got any suggestions?


Mike.
 
Old 03-02-2018, 01:42 PM   #6
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Ok. How I would handle this in my AntiX 15 install. I just read your reply below as I am typing this out.

I'd add debian backports repo 1st to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian by opening antix control center > edit config files. It'll ask for a password. Save the file in Geany. Leave Geany open. I'll explain why later. Then open a terminal and do

Code:
sudo apt-get update
Let it finish

Then

Code:
apt search flatpak
To see if it made it there

Then

Code:
sudo apt-get install flatpack
If systemd is a dependency. It will show up at this time.

Edit: I should have mentioned you can do a simulated install without actually installing so to see the dependencies.

Like so
Code:
harry@biker:~
$ sudo apt install -s mousepad
[sudo] password for harry: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libgtksourceview2.0-0 libgtksourceview2.0-common
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libgtksourceview2.0-0 libgtksourceview2.0-common mousepad
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Inst libgtksourceview2.0-common (2.10.5-2 Debian:8.10/oldstable [all])
Inst libgtksourceview2.0-0 (2.10.5-2 Debian:8.10/oldstable [i386])
Inst mousepad (0.3.0-2 Debian:8.10/oldstable [i386])
Conf libgtksourceview2.0-common (2.10.5-2 Debian:8.10/oldstable [all])
Conf libgtksourceview2.0-0 (2.10.5-2 Debian:8.10/oldstable [i386])
Conf mousepad (0.3.0-2 Debian:8.10/oldstable [i386])


If it installs successfully. You are golden.

Then I would follow the instructions from this page

https://flathub.org/apps/

For Pitvi install it is in terminal

Code:
flatpak install --from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.pitivi.Pitivi.flatpakref
After you have installed pitvi

Code:
which pitvi
Code:
apt-cache policy pitvi
Is what I would run next. If everything is kosher. My next safe step would be to comment out the flatpak repo I put in the debian repo list < why I told you to leave geany open >

Then do a

Code:
sudo apt-get update
again. That way. In case you do a dist-upgrade later on. You won't have the flatpak repo interfering.

You can check your sources.list next to mine with

Code:
$ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
           deb http://repo.antixlinux.com/jessie jessie main nosystemd
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
           deb http://ftp.gr.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
           deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/palemoon.list
           deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/Debian_8.0/ /
My palemoon list was added by me. So you may not have that repo in your readout.

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Old 03-02-2018, 01:53 PM   #7
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Refresh and read my edit.
 
Old 03-02-2018, 03:42 PM   #8
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Okay, Rok; leave it with me. It'll take me a while to work my way through that lot; as I think you're aware, terminal stuff is not my strong point.

BTW; I've just got Cinelerra 4.5 working here in Anti-X, so.....that's one I'm surprised behaved itself.

Data package first, from here:-

http://deb-multimedia.org/dists/olds...lerra-data.php

...install that with gDebi, followed by the main package:-

http://deb-multimedia.org/dists/olds...kage/cinelerra

...and run that through gDebi as well.

Mind you, it is a self-contained directory, so as long as I run it from my /home directory, you can open a pair of ROX windows with

Code:
sudo rox
....drag the binary from /usr/bin onto the desktop, tart it up with a suitable icon from my big PNG collection, and there's your launcher.

(It's exactly the same as installing my Epson scanner package; you have to have the 'data' package first, 'cos it needs stuff that's in there for the main package to be able to install itself correctly...)

I do love having ROX on here. I know exactly what I'm doing with it; one of the reasons I like Anti-X so much.....


Mike.

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Old 03-06-2018, 11:24 AM   #9
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Well. In the meantime. I have turned one Acer C710 chromebook into a AntiX 17 laptop.

Plus I bought this Acer C710 chromebook off ebay with the broken operating screen for 40 bucks. Battery is still good for 4 hours.
I made the recovery usb for this 40 buck chromebook from here using my AntiX chromebook. I used LXTerminal in AntiX 17.

https://support.google.com/chromeboo.../1080595?hl=en

You scroll down to bottom of the page on that link for linux instructions.

My pick for recovery iso was in the 70's number section. Now I got another reason to sell my Atom touchscreen netbooks.
 
  


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