Linux Mint Tools

PPA description

This PPA contains my take on several Linux Mint 19.x tools. Many of the
changes will be contained in the LM 19.2 release because I contributed
them before and while I was a member of the Linux Mint dev team, but many
other changes will not be either because I created them after I left the
team or because they were not wanted for the official release. Some
features may be work in progress but all should be fully functional to the
extent that they are available. For the details I refer you to the
changelogs of the respective packages, although they are not entirely
complete. Note that in my version of Update Manager you can access
changelogs also via the History of Updates window.

After adding the PPA refresh your Update Manager, you'll then be prompted
to update it. Once it has restarted you'll be prompted to install a few
additional updates, including mintsystem. Once that is installed you will
be offered one or two more updates, install those as well.

The mintmenu package will only be offered if you have MATE 1.22 installed
- I won't add that to this PPA, but LM Cinnamon and MATE users should get
it with LM19.2. If you need to install the mintmenu package for whatever
reason while having this PPA enabled you'll need to specify the source,
i.e. 'apt install mintmenu/tessa' or 'apt install mintmenu/tara' depending
on your release.

All text that I changed or added will only be available in English since I
have no translation team available, sorry.

Bug reporting:
Do not report bugs with the packages from this PPA to the Linux Mint dev
team. These are unofficial packages that in some cases do very
significantly differ from the official versions.

Use at your own risk. Also I may or may not keep these up to date. If you
want to go back to the official versions you need to downgrade the
packages - for that you can use mintsources to remove this PPA and then
use the "Replace packages from unavailable sources (PPA purge)" option on
the maintenance page.

If you want to support my work or say thanks by sending me some beer
money, you can do so to my paypal at this URL: or directly to my email. You are
also very welcome to simply say thanks. ;)

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:gm10/linuxmint-tools to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gm10/linuxmint-tools
sudo apt-get update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

deb bionic main 
deb-src bionic main 
Signing key:
4096R/69F13D232FA2CD4596037D75DDAB900A9300EDB7 (What is this?)

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact gm10.

PPA statistics

30 updates added during the past month.
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Overview of published packages

112 of 12 results
Package Version Uploaded by
gdebi (Newer version available) Linux Mint Daily Builds Team (2019-04-26)
mint-common 1:2.0.4~gm10 gm10 (2019-06-08)
mintbackup 1:2.3.7~gm10 gm10 (2019-06-07)
mintdrivers 1:1.4.2~gm10 gm10 (2019-04-26)
mintinstall 7.9.7-unstable-201905061444~ubuntu18.04.1 Linux Mint Daily Builds Team (2019-05-06)
mintlocale 1.5.1-unstable-201902271405~ubuntu18.04.1 Linux Mint Daily Builds Team (2019-04-26)
mintmenu 1:6.0.2~gm10 gm10 (2019-06-19)
mintsources 1:1.9.9~gm10 gm10 (2019-06-17)
mintsystem 1:8.5.3~gm10 gm10 (2019-06-19)
mintupdate 1:5.6.5+build3~gm10 gm10 (2019-06-14)
python-xapp 1.6.0-unstable-201905171501~ubuntu18.04.1 Linux Mint Daily Builds Team (2019-06-15)
xapp 1.4.6-unstable-201906141108~ubuntu18.04.1 Linux Mint Daily Builds Team (2019-06-15)
112 of 12 results

Latest updates

  • mintsystem 6 days ago
    Successfully built
  • mintmenu 6 days ago
    Successfully built
  • mintsources 8 days ago
    Successfully built
  • xapp 10 days ago
    Successfully built
  • python-xapp 10 days ago
    Successfully built