upgrade from Lubuntu 12 LTS to Lubuntu 14 LTS on the extremely old desktop?

Herminio Hernandez Jr. herminio.hernandezjr at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 20:09:44 UTC 2015


If know how to build from source then PPAs work on PowerPC. 

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> On Aug 9, 2015, at 2:06 PM, Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> On 08/09/2015 11:13 AM, Fritz Hudnut wrote:
>>           @Fritz
>>> 
>>>             I am was trying to explain not to use the 12.04 version of
>>>             LXDE, sorry if that was unclear.
>>> 
>>>           To recap:
>>> 
>>>             You can install a PPA to have an up-to-date WM/DE  (possibly
>>>             even LXDE).
>>> 
>>>             So yes, you CAN stay on 12.04.
>> 
>> @Israel:
>> 
>> Just a little humor to help brighten my day . . . .  : - )  But, appreciate the re-post on installing a PPA for the WM/DE . . . where could I find data on how to do that?  For, in my case, XFCE 12.04?  Do I have to go to XFCE.org web site?  Or somewhere on Launchpad will be the XFCE PPA data/key number??  Or, I can use GUI Software Center to find and add PPA??
>> 
>> F
> Hi Fritz,
> I have no idea about XFCE PPA... but to add a PPA from the terminal you do:
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:<PPANAME>
> 
> I think there is some sort of GUI for PPAs available from a PPA... but I am a terminal person, so I don't know...
> You could do a search for one, but it may not exist.  I do have a JWM PPA that I keep up to date with github if you want :)
> Of course if you are using PPC (which you usually are) a PPA will not help.  You will need to go through more effort, though you don't need a PPA for it... but it is MUCH more effort.
> 
> In short:
> install all the ubuntu packaging tools
> bzr branch the launchpad repo for all the XFCE stuff
> then build the dsc file.
> Then create the pbuilder base for precise
> then use pbuilder to build the Deb.
> then cd ~/pbuilder/precise_result
> then sudo dpkg -i *.deb
> whew...
> PPC is the more complicated route, always :)
> Of course the project might use CMake, and if it does you could potentially use cpack... but that is another story.
> 
> 
> That said, I might have time to build JWM and jwm-settings-manager for PPC sometime if you are interested in it.  I just need to work on the PPC again, I haven't had the time for it recently.
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