How to make 'Ailurus' work on Mint 11 Katya

kazztan0325
  8 years ago
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This tutorial is based on what I posted as an Answer for a Question at Mint Forums on 09 Jun 2011.

My own post on Linux Mint forums:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=74455

 

Ailurus is simple application installer and GNOME tweaker, which aims at making Linux easier to use.

Features:

* Help users learn some Linux skills
* Install some nice applications
* Enable some third party repositories
* Display basic hardware information
* Clean APT cache
* Backup and recover APT status
* Change GNOME settings

 

# Ailurus does not work as it is on Mint 11 Katya.

# I will show you the workaround to make Ailurus work on Mint 11.

 

1. Open the Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal).

2. Copy/Paste or type the following line of code into Terminal and then press enter:

gksudo gedit /usr/share/pyshared/ailurus/lib.py

3. System will then ask you for your password, type it and then press enter.

4. gedit will open a file called lib.py.

5. Open [ Find ] Dialog (Search > Find...).

6. Enter a string 'maverick' into [ Search for: ] Text box and then press enter ( or click on [ Find ] Button).

7. You will find two places like below.

 

@classmethod

def get_all_Ubuntu_versions(cls):

        return ['hardy', 'intrepid', 'jaunty', 'karmic', 'lucid', 'maverick']

 

elif MINT:

    DISTRIBUTION = 'ubuntu'

    UBUNTU_DERIV = True

    VERSION = Config.get_Mint_version() # VERSION is in ['5', '6', '7', '8', '9', '10']

    VERSION = ['hardy', 'intrepid', 'jaunty', 'karmic', 'lucid', 'maverick'][int(VERSION)-5]

    BACKEND = APT

    installation_command_backend = debian_installation_command

 

8. Insert a string , 'natty' behind 'maverick' (both of two), and insert a string , '11' behind '10', like this:

 

        return ['hardy', 'intrepid', 'jaunty', 'karmic', 'lucid', 'maverick', 'natty']

 

    VERSION = Config.get_Mint_version() # VERSION is in ['5', '6', '7', '8', '9', '10', '11']

    VERSION = ['hardy', 'intrepid', 'jaunty', 'karmic', 'lucid', 'maverick', 'natty'][int(VERSION)-5]

 

9. Save the file called lib.py, then close the window (both gedit and Terminal), Done!

 

# In my case, it was not necessary to Log out or Reboot.

Click on Ailurus Icon in mintMenu (Applications > System tools > Ailurus), Ailurus works!

 


Acknowledgement

I was able to write this tutorial by the grace of @Alexio.

If there had not been the exchange of comments between @Alexio and I on my idea "Improve 'Software Sources'", I would have not found this workaround for making Ailurus work on Katya.

I appreciate @Alexio though belately.

 


History of Modification

 - Corrected some words and phrases

 - Added 'a screenshot of Ailurus'

 - Added 'Acknowledgement'

(on 06 Aug 2011 11:40 AM UTC)

Comments
kazztan0325 8 years ago

@carlosjimy:
You are welcome!
Thank you for your comments.
By the way...,
Does LMDE have Version Number or Something like Code name?


carlosjimy 8 years ago

Thanks @kazztan0325.
I wonder if something like that would work on LMDE.
Regards!


kazztan0325 8 years ago

@ivy_s:
You are welcome!
Thank you for your comments.


ivy_s 8 years ago

Very good tutorial.
Thank you.


kazztan0325 8 years ago

@compuman2004:
You are welcome!
Thank you for your praise.


kazztan0325 8 years ago

@Tonya:
You are welcome!
I'm glad this article has been helpful to you.


Tonya 8 years ago

Many thanks for this tutorial!


kazztan0325 8 years ago

@blueXrider:
You are welcome!

By the way, I hope 'Ailurus' would be updated to newer version, but it seems there is no scent of being updated...


blueXrider 8 years ago

Worked for me, thanks


blueXrider 8 years ago

Floating-Gate Analog Implementation of the Additive Soft-Input Soft-Output Decoding Algorithm


kazztan0325 8 years ago

@blueXrider:
Actually the version which I hacked is "ailurus_10.10.5-0maverick1_all.deb".
And there is "ailurus_10.10.3-0maverick1_all.deb" too.

I guess the way which I wrote can apply to all of them (10.10.5 / 10.10.3 / 10.10.1).


blueXrider 8 years ago

Hey, Kazz! Question? What version did you hack. Assuming you are referring to this one = "ailurus_10.10.1-0maverick1_all.deb"


kazztan0325 8 years ago

Sorry, I noticed that I should go to Mint Forums and ask at Forums for the KDE Edition.


kazztan0325 8 years ago

@mikefreeman, Thank you for your comment.
I use both Ailurus and Ubuntu Tweak.

By the way, Do you know any good tweaking tool for KDE?
I use Mint 10 KDE (Virtual Machine) too, but have not found good tool yet...


mikefreeman 8 years ago

Good tool to have. Used to use this all the time, although now I generally use Ubuntu Tweak instead.