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[SOLVED] overview of applications

#1 Post by nomko » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:25 am

Hi,

Is there a list containing an overview of all available applications under MX Linux? If not, what's the best way to get such overview? I would like to know this for the reason of knowing that MX is debian based and can't handle PPA the way Ubuntu and/or Ubuntu-based distro's do and i like to see if MX comes with applications i use and have it installed through a PPA or downloaded .deb file.

Thanks!
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Re: overview of applications

#2 Post by dolphin_oracle » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:11 am

We have everything in the debian repo (searchable at packages.debian.org) and our own (browseable at mxrepo.com)
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
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Re: overview of applications

#3 Post by chrispop99 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:39 am

Perhaps an easier way for you is to run MX live, open Synaptic, and search for the packages you already use. If there is something that is not available, you could then ask here to see if it might be made available.

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Re: overview of applications

#4 Post by asqwerth » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:04 am

chrispop99 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:39 am
Perhaps an easier way for you is to run MX live, open Synaptic, and search for the packages you already use. If there is something that is not available, you could then ask here to see if it might be made available.

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That won't show the packages in Test Repo or Popular Apps.

OP could also search MX Packageinstaller's tabs for Popular Apps, Stable Repo, and Test Repo
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Re: overview of applications

#5 Post by chrispop99 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:26 am

asqwerth wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:04 am
chrispop99 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:39 am
Perhaps an easier way for you is to run MX live, open Synaptic, and search for the packages you already use. If there is something that is not available, you could then ask here to see if it might be made available.

Chris
That won't show the packages in Test Repo or Popular Apps.

OP could also search MX Packageinstaller's tabs for Popular Apps, Stable Repo, and Test Repo
I thought all Popular Apps came from repos already enabled?

Of course, enabling the appropriate repos in Synaptic will show everything that is available.

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Re: overview of applications

#6 Post by nomko » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:35 am

Guys,

Hold your horses! My question has been answered. No reason to continue arguing what's the best solution. Dolphin_oracle provided the best answer for me. I was curious if some packages i'm using under Mint are also available under MX linux and they are.

Dolphin_oracle, thanks for your reply!
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Re: overview of applications

#7 Post by asqwerth » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:15 am

chrispop99 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:26 am

I thought all Popular Apps came from repos already enabled?
My understanding is that for some proprietary packages like Google Chrome that MX cannot host, Popular Apps will download and install the package directly from the official site of the application.

There might also be packages (e.g. liquorix kernel) where the latest version is taken from the Test Repo. (ok, I'm not so sure about this)
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Re: overview of applications

#8 Post by entropyfoe » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:53 am

Some of the included applications are on the distrowatch MX page. (scroll down...)
(added benefit of checking here -it adds to the traffic -now #4)

https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mx

Of course the debian universe of packages is huge and available.
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Re: overview of applications

#9 Post by Stevo » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:06 pm

You could also search for the package at repology.org. For example, for mkvtoolnix, it shows that we can install the 9.8.0 version that's in Debian Stable, while also having the latest 28.2.0 release available in the MX 17 test repo: https://repology.org/metapackage/mkvtoolnix/versions

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Re: overview of applications

#10 Post by nomko » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:19 am

Stevo wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:06 pm
You could also search for the package at repology.org. For example, for mkvtoolnix, it shows that we can install the 9.8.0 version that's in Debian Stable, while also having the latest 28.2.0 release available in the MX 17 test repo: https://repology.org/metapackage/mkvtoolnix/versions
Thanks Stevo! I will have a look at that link.
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