Posts tagged rigo
First of all, our daily iso images should be working with unetbootin again. Yay! So I thought I would download MATE x86_64 iso and give it a whirl again and see how the progress is going. Please keep in mind that the MATE iso is very much a work in progress thing. If you download it right now and boot it up, you won’t even find MATE on the iso even. You’ll discover you have fluxbox and a password that don’t work. No worries tho, those that are working on the MATE project are aware of this. The good news is you can still test it out live! Entropy works great on the live USB. So take care of the password problem by doing Ctrl + Alt + F1 at the login screen and issue the command
Set you password and than Ctrl + Alt + F7 to get back to the login screen. Now you can log into fluxbox by using the password you just set. Root password works fine, it’s still blank, so all you need to do in a terminal is su and you will be root. So now we can fire up entropy and install mate.
equo update && equo install mate
If I remember it pulled 48 packages and had it all install fairly quickly. I quit fluxbox and now MATE was available for selection in the box on the login screen and a quick re-login and presto, MATE!
Now, I know Joost mentioned the other day he added MATE 1.4 to limbo repo, so I thought I will just add limbo and update the entire thing. I decided to use rigo, the gui package manager as it’s had a lot of neat features added to it lately, such as managing your repos. So I fired up rigo, went in and activated limbo repo, let it update the repos and than said Yes to update system. I believe I had 68 updates. I let rigo do it’s thing and it worked quickly and flawlessly. Remember, this all being done live on a USB stick. The updates finish and I logout and log back in.
I changed the background and theme, had to installed the missing icon package for the theme and all is good.
Again, MATE is a work in progress and the issues are known. So from my last post on MATE, the improvements are nice. The panels are setup by default now instead of blank. A darker theme is default now also. So nice work so far!
If you haven’t tried rigo out since it was introduced in Sabayon 9, I highly recommend to give it another look at it’s features: Application Groups, Show Installed Apps, Update Repos, Sort Mirrors, Manage Repos, Config File updates, Clean Entropy Web Service, View Notices. It runs so smooth via live USB, which is awesome. Enjoy!
Rigo has become available in the entropy store finally. So what is this talk of Rigo you may ask, it’s a replacement of Sulfur. Sulfur will no longer exist in the future so Rigo will be the new and improved GUI package manager for entropy store. I really never was a fan of Sulfur, but than I’m not really a fan of GUI package managers anyway. This is my first look at Rigo. Keep in mind that Rigo is still in development to only get better and better. So to give it a whirl and install it via equo install rigo. Click images for larger version (Note: Rigo is early stages of Development yet)
- Upon launch it comes up and checks for updates
- Clicking on Show gives me the list of updates and I can now click on Update System
- I have a license to agree too, very simple and straight forward
- Now Rigo is off and running as it tells me it is in progress
- You might not believe it and want proof so you click on Show me and now you can see it’s downloading the packages
- Downloading completes and now it’s installing updates
- After updates are installed it tells you it has upgraded your system successfully.
So lets take a look at just doing an individual Package. Back at the home screen I simply type the package I am looking for.
So now firefox has come up, I can click on it to go right to Install or view more info. (In this case I have firefox installed already so instead of a remove button it would be a install button.) So you can see here that you can do same steps to remove a package.
So clicking on More Info gets you a ton more of information and from here you can click the Install button.
I would like to note that I ran all this off of the Live version of Sabayon Forensics and Rigo ran smoothly. Normally if I start up Sulfur on the live session Sulfur becomes unresponsively slow, so seeing Rigo fire right up and working instantly is very sweet.
Remember, Rigo is still early stages yet and features to come yet. So if you give it a try and see things missing, just hold on as it’s coming.