Wednesday, September 11, 2013

HOWTO Install MATE on your Linux OS

Hopefully, for the ones that miss the old Gnome style, this is what you're looking for, this is "THE" Desktop that you'll want to try and with the one you'll stick.

I took this post from the MATE wiki: http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/ where you can find Documentation, Support and of course, the Development section. Don't forget to visit :)




How to Install MATE in different distros



Debian


Debian Wheezy: add one of the following repositories to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

# main repository
deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/debian wheezy main

# mirrors
deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/debian wheezy main
deb http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/debian wheezy main



Debian Jessie: add one of the following repositories to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

# main repository
deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/debian jessie main

# mirrors
deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/debian jessie main
deb http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/debian jessie main


 

To install MATE:

apt-get update
apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install mate-archive-keyring
apt-get update
# Now to install MATE choose 1 of the 3 apt-get lines below.
# this installs the base packages
apt-get install mate-core
# or this to install mate-core and more extras
apt-get install mate-desktop-environment
#or this to install mate-core + mate-desktop-environment and even more extras.
apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extra




Ubuntu


Ubuntu Precise Pangolin (12.04) repository

Add ONE of the following repos to /etc/apt/sources.list via the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu precise main"

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu precise main"

or using a text editor of your choice add the ONE following mirrors to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu precise main
deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu precise main


Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal (12.10) repository

Add ONE of the following repos to /etc/apt/sources.list via the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu quantal main"

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu quantal main"

or using a text editor of your choice add the ONE following mirrors to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu quantal main
deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu quantal main


Ubuntu Raring Ringtail (13.04) repository

Add ONE of the following repos to /etc/apt/sources.list via the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu raring main"

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu raring main"


sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu raring main"


or using a text editor of your choice add the ONE following mirrors to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu raring main
deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu raring main
deb http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu raring main




MATE Installation (Precise/Quantal/Raring)

Then run the following command to update your repositories and install MATE:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install mate-archive-keyring
sudo apt-get update
# this installs base packages
sudo apt-get install mate-core
# this installs more packages
sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment




Salix/Slackware


Salix
Salix 13.37 users only need to run:
slapt-get --install-set mate


Slackware
Slackware users can install Mate using the packages in the Salix repositories.
Slackware 13.37 users can manually grab the packages from the following locations:

i486 mirrors
ftp://ftp.slackware.org.uk/salix/i486/13.37/salix/mate
http://salix.enialis.net/i486/13.37/salix/mate/
http://download.salixos.org/i486/13.37/salix/mate/
http://mirrors.nix.org.ua/linux/salixos/i486/13.37/salix/mate

x86_64 mirrors
ftp://ftp.slackware.org.uk/salix/x86_64/13.37/salix/mate
http://salix.enialis.net/x86_64/13.37/salix/mate/
http://download.salixos.org/x86_64/13.37/salix/mate/
http://mirrors.nix.org.ua/linux/salixos/x86_64/13.37/salix/mate

Slackware users should also install the following packages that are needed and which are not included in a full Slackware installation:

cairomm glibmm gtkmm libcanberra libgtop libsigc++ libsoup libunique pangomm upower

All of these packages are also available from the Salix repositories.


Source code tarballs:
You can download MATE source code tarballs on pub.mate-desktop.org: http://pub.mate-desktop.org/releases/

GIT Repository:
Get from https://github.com/mate-desktop/. See Building for more information.