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SystemBack, Something to insta;ll tarballs

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SystemBack, Something to insta;ll tarballs

#1 Post by Artim » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:40 pm

When I was using Linux Lite I really liked their chosen back-up and restore software. It makes restore points at interviews you choose, puts them where you want them, and can even make a bootable .iso of your installed system, all in a few clicks. It's still supported, but I don't want to add a PPA to get it, especially because that PPA (on Sourceforge) is for Ubuntu instead of Debian.

ALSO, one of the Linux Lite devs made an awesome app called "UnlockMe" that includes a bunch of tweaks, RAM, lets you set swappiness in a couple of clicks, and automagically downloads and installs tarballs. MX already has a supercool tool set! But I know we're always looking for new and improved ones. I wouldn't try UnlockMe on a Debian system as-is, but I wonder if it can be adapted for Debian/MX17.
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#2 Post by azrielle » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:37 pm

dtrx will accomplish the tarball installs.
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#3 Post by Stevo » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:13 pm

We have Systemback in the MX 15 test repo...I'll build it for MX 17.

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#4 Post by Stevo » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:19 pm

There are also instructions on how to manually install the Unlockme script. I believe we have yad and zenity installed by default. https://github.com/ralphys/unlockme

I would be leery about using it to install themes and packages until we look at it to see what repositories it's getting them from. The system tuning stuff should be the same on Ubuntu and Debian, though.

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#5 Post by Artim » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:57 am

I'm DEFINITELY leery of installing any 'buntu stuff (or anything written for 'buntu) on my MX box! But the tools were great on Linux Lite, especially the updater (Mint's, adapted for LL)) which helped me avoid lots of "broken after update" issues.

Thank you for re-building systemback for MX17!
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#6 Post by Artim » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:19 am

Stevo wrote:We have Systemback in the MX 15 test repo...I'll build it for MX 17.
Thanks so much Stevo! Should I enable the Test in MX17 repo to find it? I have been checking the Community Repo from the Main web site, maybe I've been looking in the wrong place. Or maybe it isn't ready yet.

Either way, thanks very much for all that behind-the-scenes work! You rock!
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#7 Post by asqwerth » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:12 am

Artim wrote:...Should I enable the Test in MX17 repo to find it?...
Please check out MX Packageinstaller for MX Test Repo. Safest way to access said repo.

Please read up on it in the manual.

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#8 Post by Stevo » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:40 pm

Yes, our standard procedure is for new app releases to get at least some testing in the test repo. Some that provide security fixes / other bugfixes, and that we trust not to affect user's systems adversely, go straight to Main, such as the Pale Moon update I'm working on right now. But Systemback is in testing for now.

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#9 Post by skidoo » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:34 pm

heads up: UnlockMe is not suitable for use on MX just by having zenity available

"woogaloo" is a whittled-down UnlockMe, as is noted in the script's header.
====> stripped of the wget | sudo sh stuff
====> dialogs converted from zenity to yad
====> services -related tasks converted (UnlockMe presumes systemd systemctl is available)

I'll post this same clarification to the woogaloo topic also.

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#10 Post by Artim » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:32 am

I owe you guys an apology! :bagoverhead:

MX Snapshot is awesome! So very much better than SystemBack. It's so easy and much more thorough. As great as the Systemback and Timeshift apps are on other OSes, I should have given MX Snapshot a try before even asking for anything to be added.

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