10 years ago
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:
Ailurus is simple application installer and GNOME tweaker, which aims at making Linux easier to use.
# 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
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.
return ['hardy', 'intrepid', 'jaunty', 'karmic', 'lucid', 'maverick']
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!
I was able to write this tutorial by the grace of @Alexio.
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)
I wonder if something like that would work on LMDE.
Very good tutorial.
Many thanks for this tutorial!
Worked for me, thanks
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Hey, Kazz! Question? What version did you hack. Assuming you are referring to this one = "ailurus_10.10.1-0maverick1_all.deb"
Sorry, I noticed that I should go to Mint Forums and ask at Forums for the KDE Edition.
@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...
Good tool to have. Used to use this all the time, although now I generally use Ubuntu Tweak instead.