Lubuntu + MATE? Compatible? or issues?

Fritz Hudnut este.el.paz at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 20:33:57 UTC 2015


Nio:

Thanks for the follow-up, agreed, I think for PPC the LTS is the best
idea.  In terms of what package, from some feedback on the Ubuntu MATE
forum, it seems like mate for 14.04 is put together with meta-package(s) .
. . not exactly sure what that is or why it is susceptible to
discombobulation . . . .  One of the MATE PPC devs suggested unchecking the
mate ppa as the solution . . . I asked then how would the mate portion be
upgraded--but, so far no reply on that one . . . .  Which specific package,
not entirely sure, following some advice from the U-MATE forum I was trying
to "re-install" "mate-desktop-environment" . . . but it had been "removed"
via aptitude perhaps.  When I tried to install it using synaptic it put an
exclamation in the box--"package broken" could not be installed, etc.
Wasn't sure if I could try to "force the install" via synaptic and see if
it would go through and fix it, or just accept that it is busted.  Running
"a-g dist-upgrade -f" does not show any "broken packages" and doesn't
attempt to "fix it" . . . I need to "su" in Terminal to be able to launch
synaptic, and FF doesn't "restore previous sessions" . . . in the recently
added non-MATE DE.

It seems like this meta-package construction issue has been repaired in
15.04 or possibly 14.10 . . . but for most of my endeavors in life I prefer
"low maintenance" . . . and then, as I've been dabbling in linux now for a
couple of years I've found that LTS versions are the choice, and, if and
when a system "blows up" on me in one way or another I take the opportunity
to "nuke n pave" and try something else, rather than being rigid about a
system that broke once . . . there's always another choice . . . although
not so many now for PPC.  A little irritating that the system was OK for
several months . . . just about got it set up right, and then break down .
. . .

F

On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 11:45 AM, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi again Fritz,
>
> I think it is a good idea to stay with the LTS versions.
>
> Maybe you can try to find out if staying with 14.04.1 (and not upgrade
> the hardware enablement stack to 14.04.2) will work better. Do you have
> time to find out what package that breaks your system? Is it a kernel
> upgrade, or some other package? Is it some program package in the mate
> meta-package?
>
> Best regards
> Nio
>
> Den 2015-04-11 20:34, Fritz Hudnut skrev:
> > @AG & Nio:
> >
> > Appreciate the replies . . . and the "humor" . . . but, just trying to
> > avoid the "twice burned" scenario . . . .  And, thanks Aere for your
> > efforts, right now I have been sticking with LTS, so I have 14.04.2 . .
> > . and possibly it was the upshift to the .2 that busted itself . . . due
> > to the "post ipso facto"??? nature of the conjoining of Ubuntu + MATE
> > for PPC was not "factory issue" --it was a "spin"?? . . . and possibly
> > that was adjusted for the betterwith 14.10 or 15.04? . . . not counting
> > that PPC is not supported in 15.04????  nor is it LTS.
> >
> > Anyway, just trying to get some feedback before making my decision to
> > re-re-install U-MATE 14.04.1 PPC or, install Lu LTS as the base and then
> > play with it, or, Ubuntu "Core" and add some DEs . . . .etc, etc.  Don't
> > have so much time for fiddling these days . . . which is why I opt for
> > the "safer" LTS versions.  This is the first time that a Ubuntu flavor
> > broke itself, just sticking with aptitude making the decisions . . . .
> > I guess that will become more common for the PPC variations moving
> > forward . . . .
> >
> > F
>
>
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