How To Install Mate 1.6 On Debian Jessie And Debian Wheezy

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Mate is a Gnome 2 fork, created by the Arch Linux developers as a an alternative to Gnome Classic (Gnome 2), when the Gnome developers decided to create Gnome 3. Mate became very popular in a short time and now is used on many Linux systems.how to install Mate 1.6 on Debian Jessie and Debian Wheezy, via the official Mate repository.

In this article I will show you how to install Mate 1.6 on Debian Jessie and Debian Wheezy, via the official Mate repository.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to have a successful installation.

How to install Mate 1.6 on Debian Jessie:

Add the repository:

$ sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/debian jessie main'

Update the local repository index and install the Mate keyring:

$ apt-get update
$ apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install mate-archive-keyring
$ apt-get update

Install the Mate Desktop:

Install one of the following packages:

  • only the base packages: $ sudo apt-get install mate-core
  • the base packages and some extras:$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment
  • mate core + mate desktop environment + extras: $ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extra

How to install Mate 1.6 on Debian Wheezy:

Add the repository:

$ sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/debian wheezy main'

Update the local repository index and install the Mate keyring:

$ apt-get update
$ apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install mate-archive-keyring
$ apt-get update

Install the Mate Desktop:

Install one of the following packages:

  • only the base packages: $ sudo apt-get install mate-core
  • the base packages and some extras:$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment
  • mate core + mate desktop environment + extras: $ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extra

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