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#1 2009-03-07 19:44:00

mike_93
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[REQUEST] could somebody make a PKGBUILD for mintMenu?

source here:
http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/main/m/mintmenu/

i was going to do it, but it's more than the basic PKGBUILD so i don't really think that i can do it.

it would be really great because i just love the Linux Mint menu.


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#2 2009-03-07 21:38:22

Inxsible
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Re: [REQUEST] could somebody make a PKGBUILD for mintMenu?

That would not be trivial. I downloaded the code and checked out some of the python files that the code has and it explicitly calls a few commands which are Debian based. For e.g.line # 45 and 46 in mintRemove.py

cmd = ["sudo", "/usr/sbin/synaptic", "--hide-main-window",  \
            "--non-interactive", "--parent-window-id", self.window_id]

Now synaptic as you know will only work in Debian and its derivatives. That's just 1 example. Other files like mintMenu.py contain explicit references to "alacarte" - which is the gnome-menu editor in Ubuntu etc. So unless you change a lot of the original code, it will be pretty much useless to build a PKGBUILD.

Why don't you simply customize the menu of whatever WM/DE that you are using to make it look like the one from Linux Mint?

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#3 2009-03-08 20:08:28

mike_93
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Re: [REQUEST] could somebody make a PKGBUILD for mintMenu?

I'm using the novell slab one from the AUR and that does the job well enough

thanks for taking the time to take a look and see if it was possible


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#4 2009-03-29 12:40:18

jelly
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Re: [REQUEST] could somebody make a PKGBUILD for mintMenu?

I have got  MintMenu working on Arch,  here is a screenshot http://github.com/jelly/archmenu/raw/85 … _scrot.png  I have changed the mint icon to a arch icon. Now i just need to make a pkgbuild for it.

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#5 2009-06-03 14:44:29

vinz
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Re: [REQUEST] could somebody make a PKGBUILD for mintMenu?

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#6 2009-06-03 16:38:04

pressh
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Re: [REQUEST] could somebody make a PKGBUILD for mintMenu?

mmm this linux mintmenu is actually ubuntu system panel v2 if I'm correct. I've uploaded it to AUR some like two years ago (called usp2), last checked/changed it in march of this year, not sure if it is still working but I presume as nobody complained.

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#7 2010-01-27 20:57:31

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Re: [REQUEST] could somebody make a PKGBUILD for mintMenu?

pressh wrote:

mmm this linux mintmenu is actually ubuntu system panel v2 if I'm correct. I've uploaded it to AUR some like two years ago (called usp2), last checked/changed it in march of this year, not sure if it is still working but I presume as nobody complained.

I just found this thread, and installed USP2 from AUR.  Seem to work pretty well except there is an error/warning with the system management plugin, and I can't change any of it's preferences.

I'm not sure how to report the bug in AUR, so hopefully you are still following this thread.

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#8 2010-01-27 21:54:01

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Re: [REQUEST] could somebody make a PKGBUILD for mintMenu?

Bugs in packages in AUR should be posted as comments to said package... Bugs for packages in the official repos should be posted in the bug tracker. Either way, this thread should never have been resurrected.

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#9 2010-01-27 22:22:25

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Re: [REQUEST] could somebody make a PKGBUILD for mintMenu?

and closing....

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