APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

by mogray5 » Post

mmod is an APT repository available to users of Debian based Linux distributions.

The tools used to create the repository are available here: https://github.com/mogray5/debmod

There are currently 80+ plugins and 12 subgames packaged. Mods and games with source code hosted on public sites such as github or bitbucket will be automatically refreshed on a weekly basis.

Use the below steps to add the repository to your machine.

Create file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mmod.list and add the below line entry:

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deb http://mmod.infinitypfm.org/ mmrepo main
The above source is all you need for mods and games. If you also wish to install Node Box Editor then you will need an additional source depending on your distribution::

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deb http://mmod.infinitypfm.org/ mmrepo-ubuntu main
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deb http://mmod.infinitypfm.org/ mmrepo-jessie main
Node Box Editor Source: https://github.com/rubenwardy/nodeboxeditor
Packaging def from JBB: https://github.com/JBBgameich/nodeboxeditor-packaging

Import the repository key from http://mmod.infinitypfm.org/mmrepo.key:

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wget --quiet -O - http://mmod.infinitypfm.org/mmrepo.key | sudo apt-key add -
apt update


List available mods and subgames like below:

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apt search mmod
apt search mgame
Also a list of available packages can be found at the link below. The page includes the forum link I used to gather the information from and also the source code repo used during package creation.

http://mmod.infinitypfm.org/list.html

Packages are installed to /usr/share/games/minetest/ which integrates well with Minetest installed from PPA (https://launchpad.net/~minetestdevs/+ar ... ntu/stable).

Feel free to post packaging errors or requests here.
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

by Minetestforfun » Post

Great work ! :)

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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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Thanks!

120 plugins and 16 subgames are now packaged.

Attached is a list of available packages along with the plugin/subgame author plus the forum link I used to gather information.
mmrepo_plugins.csv.zip
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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Not a bad idea, I have a script that updates all the mods for me, but for some people this is probably far easier.
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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This is really awesome!
Games: The Hungry Games Mods: Lifters (Simple Lifts), Snow Biomes and Gates. Also checkout my texture pack Gridtoon!

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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

by LNJ » Post

Could you add my game Minetest TNG?
But the master branch requires a Minetest dev version. Take the stable-srv branch for it (that needs MT 0.4.13+ server and MT 0.4.12+ client).
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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Done! Package is called mgame-tng.

The packager tool I wrote pulls from github. I used the below URL for your package. If it needs to be something else please let me know.

https://github.com/gamerbude/minetest_tng
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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mogray5 wrote:Done! Package is called mgame-tng.

The packager tool I wrote pulls from github. I used the below URL for your package. If it needs to be something else please let me know.

https://github.com/gamerbude/minetest_tng
Thanks! That's completely fine! :)
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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mogray5 wrote:Done! Package is called mgame-tng.

The packager tool I wrote pulls from github. I used the below URL for your package. If it needs to be something else please let me know.

https://github.com/gamerbude/minetest_tng
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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Hi

I like the sound of this!

I'm working on a little project to throw together tools for installing and managing a minetest server, and on eof the components on my roadmap is centrally-managed repo - this would save a lot of work on that front!

Mind if I make it part of the install in my tool? https://github.com/taikedz/mt-manage

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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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Sure no problem at all. The tools are a hodgepodge of bash scripts and go utilities. I'll try to clean it up and get it up on github.
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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Great thanks - done.

This should make managing and updating a mt server all the easier!

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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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I've added a crude web page that lists the packages available in the repository. Link below. Added to my original post as well.

http://mmod.infinitypfm.org/list.html

I've also added the ability to create meta packages which are packages that install a set of other packages. Package mmeta-ecosystem is an example. If you install it it will install the below package list plus any dependent packages:

mmod-ambience
mmod-farming-plus
mmod-foodchain
mmod-moretrees
mmod-plantlife

If you would like me to group some packages together into a meta package for you I'm happy to do so.
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

by taikedz » Post

Just checked - useful.

However I think links need doublechecking

I was interested in the workers mod by its description, but the URL links to the Fireworks forum page

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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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This is probably the most accurate mod list available: http://app-mtmm.rubenwardy.com/
You can access a json file here: http://app-mtmm.rubenwardy.com/v1/list/

It has:

1. Download link, checked to make sure it exists and downloads a zip file
2. Size of the download
3. Modname, mod author, forum link
4. If on github:
1. The dependencie of the mod
2. the mod's description.txt

You can use http://app-mtmm.rubenwardy.com/screensh ... dy/awards/ to get the screenshot.png of the mod, if on github.

You can use http://app-mtmm.rubenwardy.com/download ... dy/awards/ to download the mod.

Please note that it does a lot of checking, so may miss out mods if they don't name their modname correctly in their forum topic title, or if the download isn't obvious enough. You can use the first link to find out why your mods are missing. Also, it is limited to mod releases only, no WIP mods, but it wouldn't be hard to allow all mods.

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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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@taikedz Thanks I've fixed the link.

@rubenwardy Wasn't aware of this resource. Some great info thanks. I will cross-check my forum and source links. Also looks to have a bunch of plugins that I could add as well.
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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Could you also package the minetest nodebox editor (https://github.com/rubenwardy/NodeBoxEditor)?
I reinstall my system often, so I like to add your apt-repository and installing everything, but I'm missing the nodebox editor.
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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@jbb

I'll check into it but no promises as this is a little more involved than packaging Lua plugins which I'm able to automate. This requires a build step to compile the source with whatever build system the project is using plus, dependency resolution for the target platforms. Also I'm assuming some level of desktop integration is required.
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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Ok thank you, I didn't new the big differences between mods and dektop applications, but now I read a bit about Debian packaging, and I now know how much work has to be done. Maybe I try to do a bit of the packaging work.
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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Thanks for setting this up! That's awesome that they automatically refresh weekly! Can't wait to test this. Is there an easy way to download all of them?

EDIT seems like adding them in synaptic is easy, is there a command line I can use? I'm new to linux :)

EDIT 2 I used sudo apt-get install mmod-*
These mods are shown as broken in both my terminal attempt and synaptic:

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 mmod-ethereal-ng : Conflicts: mmod-ethereal but 0~20150816003331-1 is to be installed
 mmod-fishing-mff : Conflicts: mmod-fishing but 0~20150818021413-1 is to be installed
 mmod-fishing-wulfsdad : Conflicts: mmod-fishing but 0~20150818021413-1 is to be installed
                         Conflicts: mmod-fishing-mff but 0~20160719030555-1 is to be installed
 mmod-foodchain : Conflicts: mmod-mobs-redo but 0~20160820152057-1 is to be installed
                  Conflicts: mmod-simplemobs but 0~20150816002444-1 is to be installed
 mmod-hudbars : Conflicts: mmod-better-hud but 0~20160220230417-1 is to be installed
 mmod-mobs-redo : Conflicts: mmod-simplemobs but 0~20150816002444-1 is to be installed
 mmod-simplemobs : Conflicts: mmod-mobs-redo but 0~20160820152057-1 is to be installed
 mmod-snow : Conflicts: mmod-snow-lj but 0~20150816003056-1 is to be installed
 mmod-snow-lj : Conflicts: mmod-snow but 0~20160820152008-1 is to be installed
Edit 3 Also I know cd2 has been working hard on rpgtest
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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@jbb - Ok no problem. If you come up with a build recipe to package NodeBoxEditor I'm happy to add it to the repo.

@TheReaperKing - Thanks glad you find it useful. While putting this together I found some plug-ins use the same plug-in install folder name. I marked these as conflicting with each-other to avoid one plug-in overwriting another on your machine.

For example the below two plug-ins both want to install to folder "fishing".

mmod-fishing: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6480
mmod-fishing-mff: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=13659

I may be able to rename one of them during the packaging process to resolve the problem but I'm not sure what the repercussions of that will be yet so I'm using the Debian conflict marker for the time being.

I'll get rpgtest packaged!
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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Do you know where I can find the mods on the computer? I have been unable locate them. I do have a standalone version of Minetest so that is probably why I don't see them when I load it up. I'd love to be able to copy and paste them out of the repo anyway for testing. Thank you!!
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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Mods and games are installed to /usr/share/games/minetest/

rpgtest game is now packaged. Package is called: mgame-rpgtest
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Re: APT Repository for Minetest Mods and Subgames

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mogray5 wrote: rpgtest game is now packaged. Package is called: mgame-rpgtest
Idk if it is a good idea to package rpgtest:
  • Since its still WIP there are many updates (even if I dont post anything)
  • Its unstable (many bugs)
PS : Great project!
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