I’ve tried to install budgie-desktop on debian buster.
It seemed reasonable to not install a desktop but do it from the base install.
From this link, it all makes sense too.
The one question is, who does one launch into budgie-desktop then?
If I try the ‘budgie-desktop’ from cmd line, it happily reports:
/usr/bin/gnome-session: 16: /usr/bin/gnome-session: gsettings: not found
It could be made easier?
if you are doing a base install you need to understand the additional items required that are not budgie-desktop related.
i.e. what desktop manager do you want to use (slick-greeter?, lightdm-gtk, gdm3?).
I’m sure there are other aspects as well you would need to work through. Again, this is not stuff related to budgie-desktop itself.
Hence this is why distro’s such as Ubuntu Budgie exist - to integrate stuff for you.
yes, exactly, my comments on the link ‘budgie desktop 10.4 released’ is that a useful set of dependencies can be listed before ‘apt-get install budgie-desktop’ - as a caveat to those wanting to try to have control over things which are installed over time.
What I did not want from all these debian desktops are all the libre stuff and ‘wrong’ terminals.
So, I will keep looking. The ethical issue I am dealing with is that I prefer not to use ubuntu despite the convenience, and I really liked ubuntu budgie.
If I make progress I will make some process post.
That’s the point I was making - stuff like your login manager aren’t dependencies. You use whatever you need depending upon your starting point.
Thanks - that will help others out as well.
The easy way is:
Install debian with Cinnamon, for example, apt-get install budgie-desktop, apt-get remove cinnamon-desktop, left with debian 10 and budgie desktop with a few programs (and x11 session).
No desktop proved too time consuming today.