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Switch Mate repository from Mate to Debian

Last Updated on: 4th September 2021, 11:43 pm

Sparky Mate Edition has been using Mate repository for a while.
Now, you can (and should) switch from Mate repo to the Debian’s.
All Mate file have been moved to Debian repository so it works fine now.

How to do that?

1. Remove Mate repo from sources.list:
deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/archive/1.8/debian/ jessie main

2. Remove the preferences file:
sudo rm -f /etc/apt/preferences

3. Update package list:
sudo apt-get update

4. Make full system upgrade:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

5. If any problem, run:
sudo apt-get install -f
dpkg --configure -a

6. Then restart your machine:
reboot

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