There are some big Linux distributions that include MATE in the official repositories:
To install MATE in these distributions, you should use their package manager.
MATE 1.8 is currently packaged for wheezy (backports), testing (jessie) and unstable. In the case of wheezy the backports repository has to be enabled as described in the official backport documentation. Do make sure you update the repository after enabling backports.
# Make sure package list is up-to-date. sudo apt-get update # To install MATE choose *one* of the three apt-get lines below. # This will install the base packages required for a minimal MATE desktop sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-core # This will install the complete MATE desktop sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment # This will install the complete MATE desktop including a few extras sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extras
Below we only show the previous LTS and the normal release. If you are using an other version of Ubuntu replace the name in
“precise main” by one of
quantal (12.10) OR
raring (13.04). Example for raring would then be
Add ONE of the following repos to /etc/apt/sources.list via the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu precise main" sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu precise main" sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu precise main"
or using a text editor of your choice add the ONE following mirrors to
deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu precise main deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu precise main deb http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu precise main
Add ONE of the following repos to /etc/apt/sources.list via the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu saucy main" sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu saucy main" sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu saucy main"
or using a text editor of your choice you may add ONE of the following mirrors to
deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu saucy main deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu saucy main deb http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu saucy
Then run the following command to update your repositories and install MATE:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install mate-archive-keyring sudo apt-get update # this installs base packages sudo apt-get install mate-core # this installs more packages sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment
MATE 1.8 is available via a provisional repository for Saucy(13.10) and Trusty(14.04).
∗This repo is not signed, and if you decide to use it you will encounter a warning stating that the packages cannot be authenticated. (Please note that under normal circumstances installing unauthenticated packages from unknown repositories or unknown sources may be a security risk.) However this repository is packaged by the MATE Team, and should you decide use it you may ignore the warning by entering
“Y” when prompted with
“Install these packages without verification? [y/N]”.∗
(For Saucy you can replace
“trusty main” with
Add the following repo to /etc/apt/sources.list via the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/archive/1.8/ubuntu trusty main"
or alternatively using the text editor of your choice add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/archive/1.8/ubuntu trusty main
sudo apt-get update # Now to install MATE choose 1 of the 3 apt-get lines below. #1 This will install the base packages required for a minimal MATE desktop sudo apt-get install mate-core #2 This will install the complete MATE desktop sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment #3 This will install the complete MATE desktop including a few extras sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extra
MATE 1.8 is available in official repositories.
For Mint version without MATE, you have to install it seperately.
In Mint versions 15 and earlier, you can install mate-desktop-environment and mate-core.
# This will install the base packages required for a minimal MATE desktop apt-get install mate-core # This will install the complete MATE desktop including extras apt-get install mate-desktop-environment
In Mint Petra the package that installs mate is mate-meta
# Only one and installs all of Mate apt-get install mate-meta
If you want to try the latest MATE packages on LinuxMint, you can use the respective MATE repository for Ubuntu (or the MATE repository for Debian if you use LMDE). (For example, Petra is based off Saucy) Once set up the repository, you need to edit the
/etc/apt/preferences file as follow:
NOTE: The below assume the main repo is used. If you are using one of the mirrors listed above make sure to adjust accordingly
Package: * Pin: release o=linuxmint Pin-Priority: 700 Package: * Pin: origin packages.linuxmint.com Pin-Priority: 700 Package: * Pin: release o=Ubuntu Pin-Priority: 500 Package: * Pin: origin repo.mate-desktop.org Pin-Priority: 700
Salix 13.37 users only need to run:
slapt-get --install-set mate
There are two options in which you can install MATE on Slackware:
Please visit the project page at http://mateslackbuilds.github.io/ for more information about this project.
Binary packages for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, and future release (x86/x86_64) are located in
People using Slackware-Current are advised to build the sources from http://github.com/mateslackbuilds/msb and read CURRENT.TXT prior building.
Slackware users can install Mate using the packages in the Salix repositories.
Slackware 14.0 users can manually grab the packages (MATE 1.4) from the following locations:
Slackware users using Salix repository should also install the following packages that are needed and which are not included in a full Slackware installation:
cairomm glibmm gtkmm libcanberra libgtop libsigc++ libsoup libunique pangomm upower
All of these packages are also available from the Salix repositories.
MATE desktop is a part of Fedora distribution and available for all current releases.
yum groupinstall mate-desktop
Wolfgang Ulbrich, Fedora MATE maintainer, maintains also an unofficial additional repository.
MATE is available through the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository, maintained by the Fedora Project. This should work on CentOS 7 as well, and any other compatible derivatives.
After you install the epel-release-7*.rpm package to add the EPEL repository to Yum, you can install MATE with the following command:
yum groups install "MATE Desktop"
If you install this on a minimal system without an existing GUI configured (such as a GNOME or KDE desktop), you might want to install the X Window System group as well for local graphical logins:
yum groups install "X Window System"
you may also want to change the default systemd target to graphical:
systemctl set-default graphical.target
MATE is available from the official repositories. See http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/MATE.
emerge -av mate
For x86, MATE is ~arch keyworded so if you run a stable system make sure to add the necessary entries to package.keywords.
See the Arch Linux Package Repository page.
openSUSE users can install the MATE Desktop through YaST2 META Installer, we strongly suggest this method. Please visit the MATE Desktop Portal page in openSUSE wiki for further information.
Besides installation instructions the MATE Desktop Portal on openSUSE wiki also provides other useful information!
MATE has been merged into current. Now, you just have to use this command :
# pacman-g2 -Syy mate-extra
When installation is done, restart the display-manager and you'll be able to choose MATE as window manager.
Mageia 4 provides and officially supports MATE.
Use rpmdrake or Mageia Control Center > Install & Remove Software and install task-mate for full MATE Desktop or install task-mate-minimal for minimal MATE Desktop installation. You can also install MATE Desktop from command-line:
Due to dependencies of some other applications to deprecated MATE packages, MATE 1.8 will not be provided as an update or backport to avoid possible crashes/problems. However, there is an unsupported, unofficial repository providing MATE 1.8 version. Please read below section and use same commands to add the repository.
Mageia packager and Mageia MATE packages maintainer Atilla ÖNTAŞ <a.k.a tarakbumba> provides an unofficial Mageia 3 repository. This repository includes backported MATE packages from Cauldron and a few packages not available in official Mageia repositories.
To install MATE Desktop for your Mageia 3 system,
urpmi.addmedia --distrib 'http://tarakbumba.mageia.org.pl/$RELEASE/$ARCH'
MATE 1.6 packages are available in official stable repository; use apt-get or synaptic to install mate-default for reasonable set of packages, there's also mate-minimal metapackage for those picky enough.
MATE packages are also available within development repository; installation instructions are the same and there are weekly Regular LiveCD builds (these are 32- and 64-bit x86 bootable/installable images supporting CD/Flash and BIOS/UEFI).
ARMv7 (hardfloat) builds are available as well.
MATE is present in PLD Th, currently version is 1.8
You can install MATE desktop using metapackage-mate package:
poldek --up -u metapackage-mate
and to install with some more extras:
poldek -u metapackage-mate-extras
Mate Desktop is available in the FreeBSD Ports tree, and can be installed via the mate meta-port available on FreshPorts.
Installation is supported via the ports tree directly or the binary package repositories.
cd /usr/ports/x11/mate && make install clean
Using Binary Packages:
pkg install mate
MATE is available in the Cygwin Ports repository.
You can download MATE source code tarballs on pub.mate-desktop.org: http://pub.mate-desktop.org/releases/