[clug-talk] ubuntu 10.10 repositories
gustin at meganerd.ca
Mon Jun 11 11:10:42 PDT 2012
If you are waiting for Gnome 2 functionality I would not hold my breath.
As 12.04 is an LTS version there are not likely going to be any feature
You could install gnome-session-fallback which is supposed to be similar to
the Gnome 2 experience.
sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
sudo apt-get install indicator-applet-appmenu
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
There is also a fork I believe of Gnome 2:
Installation should look like this:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mate-archive-keyring
sudo apt-get install mate-core
There is always the option to install XFCE or KDE if you do not like Unity.
I am not a fan of Gnome 3 or Unity, so I am back at my third GUI love KDE.
First being Window Maker, second being twm (my first experience with X at
University in the early 90s, so it is a nostalgia thing).
LXDE now has its own metapackage in Ubuntu:
sudo aptitude install lubuntu-desktop
Other options are e17 (which is packaged with Ubuntu, and there is a PPA
for more recent versions), ratpoison, fluxbox, and openbox. There are
Staying with an old version of Ubuntu is just a bad idea IMO. No security
updates is pretty much a deal breaker.
Slightly OT; if you do not like upgrading every 6-12 months, stick with LTS
releases. All the ones in between should really be regarded as beta or
"consumer preview" in the more recent nomenclature. If you are not in the
testing mood, LTS is where you want to be.
On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 1:22 AM, Andrew J. Kopciuch <akopciuch at bddf.ca>wrote:
> On June 3, 2012, Hendrik Schaink wrote:
> > Ubuntu archive repositories can be found at archive.ubuntu.com
> > HTH,
> Those are the active repositories. And they are mirrored by region,
> you can use that base domain without issue.
> i.e. :
> Are what is usually set during install.
> All you need to do is change the URLs in your current /etc/apt/sources.list
> file to not use archive, and use the old-releases URL instead (
> When you viewed that in a web browser, like you spoke of before it has the
> release ISOs underneath releases/. That's where you were. The old apt
> repositories are underneath ubuntu/
> So ...
> This is what you currently have in your /etc/apt/sources.list (or something
> similar) :
> <current sources.list>
> deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick main restricted
> (and the rest of them to, restricted, univers, multivers, and all the
> as well ... change all URLs).
> Change that to :
> <new sources.list>
> deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick main restricted
> Then run :
> upt-get update
> You'll be able to install / remove via apt using the old sources, even
> maverick is not supported any longer.
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