How to install MintMenu on Debian (lenny, sid)

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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:
mintsystem_61_all
mintmenu_4.2_all

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.

About the author

dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.

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  • 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.
    Saludos

    • 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.
      Adiós!

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.