Install

For every issue about MATE installation, you can ask in installation section in our forum or on IRC #mate channel on FreeNode.

There are some Linux distributions that include MATE in the official repositories:

To install MATE in these distributions, you should use their package manager.

Debian

Currently MATE is being packaged for Debian. Some packages are already in repositories. Check here the status of the inclusion.

Debian Wheezy

Add one of the following repositories to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

# main repository
deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/debian wheezy main
 
# mirrors
deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/debian wheezy main
deb http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/debian wheezy main

For mate 1.8: (n.b. MATE 1.8 is not in the normal repos yet for a reason, not all dependencies are available in wheezy yet).

# main repository
deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/archive/1.8/debian/ wheezy main

Debian Jessie

Add one of the following repositories to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

# main repository
deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/archive/1.8/debian/ jessie main
 
# mirrors
deb http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/archive/1.8/debian/ jessie main

In the next release of Debian, Jessie, MATE will be included. The process is currently on the way and MATE has been partially imported.

Install MATE

To install MATE:

For MATE 1.6 only Manually adding the repository's key: (n.b. do not attempt top install mate-archive-keyring in MATE 1.8, it is not included in MATE 1.8)

wget http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/debian/mate-archive-keyring.gpg
 
apt-key add mate-archive-keyring.gpg
apt-get update
# Please note that in normal circumstances installing unauthenticated packages from unknown repositories may be a security risk
apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install mate-archive-keyring 
apt-get update
# Now to install MATE choose 1 of the 3 apt-get lines below.
# this installs the base packages
apt-get install mate-core
# or this to install mate-core and more extras
apt-get install mate-desktop-environment
#or this to install mate-core + mate-desktop-environment and even more extras.
apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extra

For MATE 1.8

apt-get update
# Now to install MATE choose 1 of the 3 apt-get lines below.
# this installs the base packages
apt-get install mate-core
# or this to install mate-core and more extras
apt-get install mate-desktop-environment
#or this to install mate-core + mate-desktop-environment and even more extras.
apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extra

Ubuntu

Below we only show the latest 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), raring (13.04). Example for raring would then be “raring main”.

Ubuntu Precise Pangolin (12.04 LTS) repository

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 /etc/apt/sources.list:

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

Ubuntu Saucy Salamander (13.10) repository

Saucy was just release and initial packages are available. It may not have been updated on all the mirrors so please be patient or choose the main mirror (first one in the list).

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 add the ONE following mirrors to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu raring main
deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu raring main
deb http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu raring main

MATE Installation (Precise/Quantal/Raring/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

Linux Mint

  • Linux Mint Lisa has MATE 1.0.
  • Linux Mint Maya has MATE 1.2.
  • Linux Mint Nadia has MATE 1.4.
  • Linux Mint Olivia has MATE 1.6.
  • Linux Mint Petra has MATE 1.6.
  • Linux Mint LMDE has MATE 1.6.

Install MATE on XFCE/KDE edition of Mint

For Mint version without MATE, you have to install it seperately.

Mint 15 "Olivia" and before

In Mint versions 15 and before the packages you can install are mate-desktop-environment and mate-core.

# this install the base packages
apt-get install mate-core
# this install more extras
apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

Mint 16 "Petra"

In Mint Petra the package that installs mate is mate-meta

#Only one and installs all of Mate
apt-get install mate-meta

Latest MATE releases

If you want to try the latest MATE packages on LinuxMint, you can use the MATE repository for Ubuntu (or the MATE repository for Debian if you use LMDE). 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

NOTE: As of 2012-11-21 the latest version of Mate is included in Mint 15 “Olivia” and Mint 16 “Petra”.

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/Slackware

Salix

Salix 13.37 users only need to run:

slapt-get --install-set mate

Slackware

There are two options in which you can install MATE on Slackware:

  • MATE SlackBuilds (MSB) Project
  • Salix Repository

MATE SlackBuilds

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.

Salix Repository

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:

i486 mirrors

x86_64 mirrors

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.

Fedora

MATE desktop is a part of Fedora distribution and available for all current releases.

  1. Use the official Fedora dvd or netinstall iso. https://fedoraproject.org/
  2. Use the MATE Compiz livecd spin. https://spins.fedoraproject.org/mate-compiz/
  3. If you have Fedora already installed, use the following command:
    yum groupinstall mate-desktop

Wolfgang Ulbrich, Fedora MATE maintainer, maintains also an unofficial additional repository.

Gentoo

MATE is availabe from the mate overlay maintained by gentoo/sabayon developers. The overlay is in laymen so instalation is a breeze.

layman -a mate
emerge -ay mate

MATE is ~arch keyworded so if you run a stable system make sure to add the neccesary entries to package.keywords.

If you also have gnome installed you will run into a blocker between zenity and mate-dialogs. The is due to compat use flag on both and removing it from either one will sort it out.

flaggie mate-extra/mate-dialogs -compat

Arch Linux

openSUSE

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!

Frugalware Linux

To install MATE on Frugalware Linux, you need to edit file /etc/pacman-g2.conf and add these lines :

i686 arch

[mate]
Server = ftp://ftp.frugalware.org/pub/other/people/pingax/mate/frugalware-i686

x86_64 arch

[mate]
Server = ftp://ftp.frugalware.org/pub/other/people/pingax/mate/frugalware-x86_64

Next step is to update pacman-g2's databases and install MATE :

# 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

Mageia 4

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: urpmi task-mate

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 3

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,

  • Add unofficial repositories from commandline as root:
 urpmi.addmedia --distrib 'http://tarakbumba.mageia.org.pl/$RELEASE/$ARCH'
  • Use the code exactly seen as above. See about this post for urpmi variables
  • Then install either task-mate-minimal for a minimal installation or task-mate for full MATE Desktop via rpmdrake or urpmi.

ALT Linux

Platform 7

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.

Centaurus the flagship ALT Linux distribution is MATE based in its 7.0 version; there's a somewhat minimalistic starterkit too.

Sisyphus

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.

FreeBSD

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.

Using Ports:

cd /usr/ports/x11/mate && make install clean

Using Binary Packages:

pkg install mate

Cygwin

MATE is available in the Cygwin Ports repository.

Source code tarballs

You can download MATE source code tarballs on pub.mate-desktop.org: http://pub.mate-desktop.org/releases/

GIT Repository

Get from https://github.com/mate-desktop/. See Building for more information.

download.txt · Last modified: 2014/04/13 03:28 by Michael
 
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