How can I know what software is provided by Ubuntu Mate's Boutique without downloading Ubuntu Mate itself?

by DK Bose   Last Updated October 09, 2019 15:02 PM

I want to know what software is offered in Ubuntu Mate's Boutique without downloading Ubuntu Mate 18.04.

How can I do so?

The reason is to settle a doubt about the availability of the gcolor2 package.

As the image below shows, it is absent from the regular Bionic repositories:

gcolor2 is only listed as being in xenial

Image sourced from here.

Furthermore Debian removed gcolor2 according to RM: gcolor2 -- ROM; RoM, RoQA, dead-upstream, unmaintained, better alternatives available dated Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:12:02 UTC well before Bionic was released (26 April 2018).

Could it perhaps somehow be offered via Ubuntu Mate's Software Boutique? The Software Boutique is described here as

An easy-to-use software distribution program for Ubuntu MATE. The team curates a selection of tried & tested applications that integrate well with the Ubuntu MATE desktop.



Answers 1


One can get an idea of the software offered by Ubuntu Mate's Software Boutique by downloading the contents of this link as sb.html and then running

grep -n name sb.html

The list has 5782 entries currently. gcolor2 isn't one of them.


However, in gcolor2 package missing in Ubuntu 18.04?, there's an answer describing how gcolor2 can be installed in any 18.04 flavor by using the package from the xenial repository.

DK Bose
DK Bose
October 09, 2019 14:59 PM

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