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#1 2020-03-06 17:58:34

nobodyuknow
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SOLVED: Brisk menu (mate-applet-brisk-menu) is not available

For MATE, the Brisk menu from Ubuntu MATE is the best, in my opinion. It is not available via Synaptic. I could obtain the Ubuntu deb-file from

and then perhaps (!) install mate-applet-brisk-menu_0.6.0-1_amd64.deb, but that might cause trouble when Devuan adds it the official way. Is Brisk menu going to be added to Devuan packages any time soon?

Last edited by nobodyuknow (2020-03-08 22:26:02)

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#2 2020-03-07 09:45:19

xinomilo
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Re: SOLVED: Brisk menu (mate-applet-brisk-menu) is not available

mate-applet-brisk-menu is in devuan, ascii-backports & beowulf. : https://pkginfo.devuan.org/cgi-bin/d1pk … elease=any

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#3 2020-03-07 18:38:43

nobodyuknow
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Re: SOLVED: Brisk menu (mate-applet-brisk-menu) is not available

Maybe it's an upgrade problem. I built a 2.0 system (because 2.1 does not offer my wireless drivers) and executed the following commands in a terminal

sudo apt clean
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt dist-upgrade

but there were no upgrades to be had. Synaptic does not offer mate-applet-brisk-menu and "sudo apt install mate-applet-brisk-menu" is equally unsuccessful. Is there a better way to upgrade?

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#4 2020-03-07 19:16:12

rolfie
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Re: SOLVED: Brisk menu (mate-applet-brisk-menu) is not available

You have to enable ascii-backports in your sources.list.

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#5 2020-03-07 20:26:51

nobodyuknow
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Re: SOLVED: Brisk menu (mate-applet-brisk-menu) is not available

Sorry, I misunderstood that.

I edited sources.list to the following:

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deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii main non-free contrib
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii main non-free contrib

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-security main non-free contrib
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-security main non-free contrib

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-updates main non-free contrib
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-updates main non-free contrib

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-backports main non-free contrib
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-backports main non-free contrib

However, nothing changed. Did I get sources.list wrong?

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#6 2020-03-07 21:37:53

golinux
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Re: SOLVED: Brisk menu (mate-applet-brisk-menu) is not available

Did you update sources after editing?

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#7 2020-03-08 09:45:01

rolfie
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Re: SOLVED: Brisk menu (mate-applet-brisk-menu) is not available

That package does not come automatically. As root enter:

apt update
apt -t ascii-backports install mate-applet-brisk-menu

It may be worth to read: https://wiki.debian.org/Backports

rolfie

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#8 2020-03-08 22:25:41

nobodyuknow
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Re: SOLVED: Brisk menu (mate-applet-brisk-menu) is not available

Thanks for the assistance.

@golinux I assumed that sources.list would be read by Synaptic. I was wrong.

@rolfie So that's the way to specify a repository when installing. And backports makes sense now in the context of packages existing in testing, but not stable.

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#9 2020-03-09 01:09:24

golinux
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Re: SOLVED: Brisk menu (mate-applet-brisk-menu) is not available

nobodyuknow wrote:

Thanks for the assistance.

@golinux I assumed that sources.list would be read by Synaptic. I was wrong.

You will want to update synaptic every time you want to browse or install etc. so it can find the newest packages.   You also need to do that in a terminal.

@rolfie So that's the way to specify a repository when installing. And backports makes sense now in the context of packages existing in testing, but not stable.

The -t is only needed because backports has some kind of magic pinning so everything from there doesn't get installed.  I comment backports in my sources list and only uncomment when I want to install something specific.

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#10 2020-03-09 12:17:53

xinomilo
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Re: SOLVED: Brisk menu (mate-applet-brisk-menu) is not available

golinux wrote:

You will want to update synaptic every time you want to browse or install etc. so it can find the newest packages.

just for reference :
"Reload" button in synaptic, does the same thing (`apt update`). so, whenever you open synaptic, it's best to do that first.
synaptic menu also has an option to pick version : mark package, then 'Package' -> 'force version'. (same as `apt install -t release package`)

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#11 2020-03-09 23:56:12

nobodyuknow
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Re: SOLVED: Brisk menu (mate-applet-brisk-menu) is not available

I tend to use terminal apt commands when I know the name of the package and Synaptic when I'm guessing. I'm embarrassed that I never noticed the Reload button.

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