MATE Desktop Environment on CRUX LinuxPorts collection for
The current release is MATE 1.10 for CRUX 3.1 (as of 12 Aug 2015)
Kruger Heavy Industries initiated and maintains the port of the MATE desktop environment for CRUX Linux with substantial assistance from Matt Housh.
Your CRUX Linux kernel will need DRI (Direct Rendering Infrastructure) and udev enabled for CRUX MATE to work.
The CRUX MATE git repository is also a ports collection. You can enable it like so:
On your CRUX Linux target installation download the file /etc/ports/mate.httpup:
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/KrugerHeavyIndustries/crux-mate/master/mate.httpup -o /etc/ports/mate.httpup
Enable the contrib ports collection sync in /etc/ports if it's not already enabled:
mv contrib.rsync.inactive contrib.rsync
Edit the file /etc/prt-get.conf and enable the contrib collection (it is needed for some dependencies). Then in /etc/prt-get.conf put
before any of the other prtdir configurations. This makes sure packages from the MATE collection are preferred correctly over packages with the same name from other collections.
at the command line to get the ports collection (and any updates to other port collections)
It is a good idea to update the system before you install MATE.
This will find out of date packages, preferring versions in the MATE collection, installing new dependencies, then updating the packages themselves.
Then you can install mate by issuing the following command. This will prefer packages in the MATE port collection over packages in other collections. This will ensure they all work nicely together.
prt-get depinst mate --install-scripts
When this completes (it will take some time - assuming there are no problems or conflicts), enable the dbus daemon at startup in your /etc/rc.conf file (example below)
SERVICES=(dbus net crond)
If using startx configure your .xinitrc with
Then issue 'startx' at the command line. Assuming kernel compile options are correct you should find yourself with a working MATE desktop (basic).
If it doesn't work like this. Please report your issues. We'd love it to be this simple.