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Month: June 2012

Re: [trinity-users] New Debian/Trinity system

From: David Hare <davidahare@...>
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 12:46:24 +0000
On 23/06/12 00:57, Greg Madden wrote:
> On Friday 22 June 2012 2:49:57 am ant wrote:
>> The time has come for a new computer; the old one has the remains of
>> KDE3/4,Gnome and LXDE on it. I want to start with a fresh install of Debian
>> (unstable = wheezy) + Trinity on AMD64.
>> What is the current recommendation for
>> 1) the Trinity repositories
>> 2) How to install Debian without automatically getting Gnome?
>> cheers
>> anthony
> If you want to use Wheezy I think  it is best to use TDE3.5.14, which is nightly
> builds as of now. I  have a test situation setup  with Wheezy&  the TDE 3.5.14
> nightlies, it is working okay. I won't upgrade my workstation until both are
> official releases though. Squeeze and  Slávek Banko'w is working great
> for my use.
> I install Debian using the auto install mode. When the task select screen comes up
> I un-check the desktop meta package. This give me a base install + the standard
> X  or DE stuff. I then add Trinity to my sources.list, I don't run
> with a backup DE installed.
> I add apps which depending on which tool-kit was used to buld them , I get
> additional libraries, etc .from GTK or Gnome, or ?

The Debian "business card" or netinstall iso is also a good start, small 
download, no X, no bloat. Edit repos and add what you want after from CLI

smxi is a really useful utility to build a custom setup from cli

3.5.14 nightlies, as the name suggests, might be incomplete or buggy at 
times (so can Debian Testing!)

3.5.13 with Slavek's updates work great here on Squeeze. Last time I did 
a Wheezy/TDE install, a couple of months back, had to temporarily enable 
Squeeze repos for (only a few) TDE deps. No harm was done by this.

TDE repos can be slow, I use apt-get with -d switch (download only) then 
check for errors before applying.

If you want to be more selective with TDE packages "kdebase-trinity" 
gets the minimum necessary to run TDE (for 3.5.13, might be renamed for 
3.5.14), you can add more later.

No "recommendations" here, just personal experience.