11 February 2018 at 19:57 #124801
I have just installed Linux Mint Mate on my PC, and would like to add CT to my apps in Linux. I noticed from the download section that the package is a Debian/Ubuntu package. Can I run that in Mint since Mint is an Ubuntu fork?11 February 2018 at 20:12 #124802
You should be good to go.
Although I don’t use Mate I see cherrytree in Synaptic (on Ubuntu 16.04).12 February 2018 at 05:28 #124803
Thanks for your reply Eureka. FYI: I installed Virtual Box so I could get to know Linux once installed. I tried 1 or 2 distros but they did not work well in VB, then someone suggested Mate, and that works well.12 February 2018 at 11:00 #124804
You can use CT in Linux Mint perfectly. I run since several years (Cinnamon desktop, but this does not make a difference).
The CT version in the official repositories is rather outdated. Add the PPA as given on on the download page to your repositories, than you get the current CT version or the update manager offers the update for it.12 February 2018 at 11:06 #124805
Thanks Cosmo. Following Eureka’s comment, I looked & found CT in the Synaptic & installed it. You are right: it is version 0.36.4.
I read somewhere that one has to be careful to use PPAs because the program will not have been tested by the Linux team yet, so it might cause instability in the system.
If I would want to add the PPA, would I have to uninstall the current version of CT? And how would I add it to the repository?12 February 2018 at 12:08 #124806
At first: Yes, adding a PPA can(!) lead into troubles. But this does not mean, that this will happen in any case. At first the question is, if the PPA is trustful or not. Next it makes a difference, what type of packages get installed (possibly updated) by the PPA. PPAs for drivers belong to the often dangerous sources. If an application tries to update also critical libraries (e. g. for GTK or Phyton), than you can be rather sure, that this will break the system. But the PPA for CT belongs to those PPAs, who don’t do that. Not only from my experience I can tell you, that it will break nothing. I know a number of users in the official Mint forum who also use CT without issue.
In case that you have added the PPA you do not need to do anything special; you also do not need to remove the existing package at first. You will see after some time, that the Mint update manager offers the new version. Apply the update and all is good. (But CT needs to get closed during the update.) To get the update offer at once open the update manager, click to refresh and you will see it.
To add the PPA in Mint you can use the graphical Mint tool software sources. Go the PPA side there and click to add a new PPA. Now enter in the dialogue:
This will actually add 2 PPAs, one for the binaries and one for the source code. You can remove the latter one, if you do not need it, then you need to click the button on the top right to refresh the apt cache.12 February 2018 at 12:14 #124807
In my Ubuntu 16.04 I have installed a useful tool.
Y PPA Manager.
This manages and validates all my PPA installations.
In Synaptic Package Manager it is named y-ppa-manager.
But in fact I installed CherryTree by downloading
I then installed the CherryTree *.deb by using GDebi Package Installer
Again in Synaptic named gdebi and gdebi-core.
This should just overwrite your current installation. But backup your CT database to be sure.
Above advice possibly overlaps some advice from Cosmo.
Note that I am using Ubuntu.12 February 2018 at 13:06 #124810
Thanks for your help Cosmo. I added the PPA, then ran the Update Manager: CT got updated to version 0.38.4. It went like a dream.12 February 2018 at 13:09 #124811
Thanks for your feedback Eureka. I implemented Cosmo’s instruction & got CT 0.38.4. I am getting stuck into Linux 🙂
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