Apr 10, 2011

How to install MintMenu on Debian (lenny, sid)

I really like (and miss) Linux Mint Menu (mintmenu), so I installed it on my Debian Sid box and here is how I managed it:

  • Install mintsystem and mintmenu deb packages (see the links above)
  • Help it to recognize your applications by symlinking some files in /etc/xdg/menus (as root):

    ln -s gnome-applications.menu applications.menu
    ln -s gnome-preferences.menu preferences.menu
    ln -s gnome-settings.menu settings.menu

  • Add mintMenu to your Gnome panel..

et voilà! Here are the two deb files I’m using:

If you also want to enable beagle or tracker, be sure to add the correct search command in the preferences of mintMenu


Author’s Note

This is one of the posts that I unluckily lost on 2011-04-09 and then recovered.
Therefore, I could have written it months, even years ago. Or not.

written by dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.

  • David Nov 5, 2011 Reply

    Muy buen aporte, pero te has equivocado en algo, la Squeeze es la ultima versión estable de debian la 6, esta se vasa en testing osea para testeadores y no es estable, mismamente el ardour se pega cada flipada impresionanate, te dice que el jackd se ha cerrado inesperadamente siendo que pasas al qjackctl y esta trabajando tan ricamente sin xruns y no se para en ningun momento, el openshot da un monton de dependencias a la hora de instalar, a ver si consigo instalarlo de alguna forma y el ardour lo instalo de los repositorios de squeeze.

    • dgraziotin Nov 7, 2011 Reply

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts for every other (eventual) Spanish speaker! Fortunately, I am Italian so I quite understood everything, hehe 🙂
      Beware that this is a very old post. It was written when Lenny just came out, or even before, therefore Lenny and Sid where much similar.

      In any case, I don’t write anywhere to either install Sid or to enable its repositories. I don’t write about repositories at all. This post was written about enabling MintMenu on Lenny and on Sid, but it refers to Sid at that particular time.

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