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I know that there were some PPA's for older Ubuntu versions (11.04 and previous ones),when Gnome 2 was the default desktop environment. Now, I have installed the MATE D.E. on Ubuntu 12.04, but it does not contain the MintMenu. So how can I install it WITHOUT adding the Linux Mint repositories to the software sources?

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Consider this:… . It's the same basic idea except that Debian is generally upstream and Mint is generally downstream. All the disadvantages still apply. It is not recommended to do this, and has potential to break a lot of things. – RobotHumans Jun 9 '12 at 14:22

you can download the MintMenu package here. You can browse the Linux Mint 13 repository if the MintMenu package requires any dependencies.

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Link is broken. – gsingh2011 Jul 19 '13 at 5:55

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