Author Topic: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint? [SOLVED]  (Read 2672 times)

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There's only a blue question mark there.  Do you still want me to click onto that?

I usually chuck DDG and then replace it with Peppermint's DDG.  I'm USUALLY able to do so -- but not always.   For instance, you can't do this in Ubuntu.  I know because I've tried to do so a couple of times. ::)
« Last Edit: August 21, 2018, 04:32:28 pm by perknh »
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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The link works.  I've now got DDG from Peppermint as my default search engine in Basilisk.

Great idea!  Thank you, PCNetSpec. :)
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

--  PCNetSpec, Cornwall, Eng.  Dec 03, 2013 5:18 pm

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Thanks perknh .. and you're most welcome :)

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Sorry I meant the blue writing just to the RIGHT of the Peppermint candy logo .. fixed in the earlier post.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2018, 04:44:00 pm by PCNetSpec »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root' .. logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

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Sorry I meant the blue writing just to the RIGHT of the Peppermint candy logo .. fixed in the earlier post.

Are we talking about the writing with a very, very, very maroon tinge perhaps?  :-\

http://mycroftproject.com/search-engines.html?name=DuckDuckGo+%28PeppermintOS%29

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By the way, this Basilisk browser is pretty darn good. :)
« Last Edit: August 21, 2018, 05:17:34 pm by perknh »
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

--  PCNetSpec, Cornwall, Eng.  Dec 03, 2013 5:18 pm

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Yeah, the writing (that's a link) that reads "DuckDuckGo (PepperrmintOS)" just to the right of the candy .. whatever colour it is.

If you now type

test

in the search box in Basilisk, then hit enter .. if the URL bar now reads
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=test&t=peppermint&ia=web
instead of
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=test&t=palemoon&ia=web
then you've done it right.

The important part is the t=peppermint



I'm not saying you HAVE to change the search engine .. it's your choice which project you'd prefer to support .. just giving you the option to choose ;)
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These are my results:

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https://duckduckgo.com/?q=test&t=peppermint&ia=web
I have all my browsers' search engines default to DDG from Peppermint if I can.  I'm going to try that link of yours one day in Ubuntu.  Firefox in Ubuntu is the only browser I haven't been able to change from Canonical's DDG to that of DDG from Peppermint.  Your link might help; I'm glad you posted it. :)

Thank you, PCNetSpec.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2018, 03:54:30 am by perknh »
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

--  PCNetSpec, Cornwall, Eng.  Dec 03, 2013 5:18 pm

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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2018, 03:40:00 am »

THIS IS INADVISABLE

It kinda defeats the object of having it in /opt in the first place. ???
(multiple user access, and root password protection)

See my earlier posting on how to update it by starting it with
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gksudo basilisk


If you've already done this, give ownersip back to root with:
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sudo chown -R root:root /opt/basilisk

Ok!
Your alternative is obviously better, no need to mess-up permissions  :D
Although, ...I could swear the gksudo thing was not there when I wrote my reply  :-\