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#1 2021-10-29 02:30:26

baryonic
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tips for newer Thunar?

I'm curious if anybody knows where a newer version of Thunar might be lurking that's an easy install, or if I'm going to have to try to compile it like in covered wagon days.

Mostly wondering because I'm using Thunar 4.x a lot these days on my non-BunsenLabs machines and I like it sooo much better.

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#2 2021-10-29 02:45:00

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Re: tips for newer Thunar?

Debian Bullseye ships Thunar 4.16.8-1 so here are two options:
1) upgrade your system to Debian Bullseye/BunsenLabs Beryllium Experimental:
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=7356
2) backport Thunar to buster: https://wiki.debian.org/SimpleBackportCreation


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#3 2021-10-29 03:50:46

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Re: tips for newer Thunar?

Thanks for the info. I went looking for repos and found a few but it looks like it may not be easy to backport the newest versions?? I'm trying one xfce4 backports repo in a VM to see if it breaks a lot of things, trying to get Beryllium running will be my next step.

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#4 2021-10-29 04:05:04

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Re: tips for newer Thunar?

Thunar has a lot of base system dependencies (C6 in particular) so backporting might not be simple.


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#5 2021-10-29 15:25:25

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Re: tips for newer Thunar?

johnraff wrote:

Thunar has a lot of base system dependencies (C6 in particular) so backporting might not be simple.

Absolutely as you'll most likely break the base system if you try backporting those base dependencies. Some backports may require  newer compiler than what's on the stable release. Backporting large software packages is surely time consuming...


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#6 2021-10-29 16:40:01

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Re: tips for newer Thunar?

johnraff wrote:

Debian Bullseye ships Thunar 4.16.8-1 so here are two options:
1) upgrade your system to Debian Bullseye/BunsenLabs Beryllium Experimental:
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=7356

Same version in Debian 12 (Bookworm) and in sid.

Upgrading Lithium/buster to Berylium/Bullsey, works rock-solid with minimum work (takes some time only...)


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#7 2021-10-29 17:38:18

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Re: tips for newer Thunar?

rbh wrote:
johnraff wrote:

Debian Bullseye ships Thunar 4.16.8-1 so here are two options:
1) upgrade your system to Debian Bullseye/BunsenLabs Beryllium Experimental:
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=7356

Same version in Debian 12 (Bookworm) and in sid.

Upgrading Lithium/buster to Berylium/Bullsey, works rock-solid with minimum work (takes some time only...)

Yes, this is surely the Real Answer to my question.

I just hadn't had the energy to mentally absorb how to update a Lithium/buster install to Beryllium/bullseye, since it's not as simple as downloading .iso and install just yet.. so I figured I'd see if there's a way to get a newer version of Thunar while still running Lithium/Buster lol

I'm happy to hear the resulting install is already pretty solid, though. For a while I was going to wait to do some hardware upgrades etc on a couple machines until Beryllium was officially released. But hearing this maybe I'll just go ahead with upgrades and then do the work to get them running Beryllium.

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