Net Activity Viewer for Mint 18 and Mint 19

A good program, but not upgraded for years, so if wanting to work with newer Ubuntu-based systems, it must make some changes.

1. Download and extract netactview_0.6.4-1_amd64.deb

2. Go into extracted DEBIAN folder and edit control file as

Package: netactview
Version: 0.6.4-1
Architecture: amd64
Maintainer: Mihai Varzaru
Installed-Size: 320
Depends: libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.29.3), libbonobo2-0 (>= 2.15.0), libc6 (>= 2.7), libcairo2 (>= 1.2.4), libfontconfig1 (>= 2.8.0), libfreetype6 (>= 2.2.1), libgconf2-4 (>= 2.27.0), libglade2-0 (>= 1:2.6.1), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0), libgnome2-0 (>= 2.17.3), libgnomevfs2-0 (>= 1:2.17.90), libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0), libgtop2-common, liborbit2 (>= 1:2.14.10), libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0), libpopt0 (>= 1.15), libxml2 (>= 2.6.27)
Section: net
Priority: optional
Description: Net Activity Viewer
Netactview is a graphical network connections viewer similar in
functionality with netstat.
It includes features like process information, host name retrieval,
automatic refresh, sorting, filtering and csv save. It has a fully
featured GTK 2 graphical interface.
fixed 16.3.2020 for working with Mint 18, 19 and Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04
Added postinst for making libgtop working

3. Because is has not been available for years, make a postinst file, whose contents is

#!/bin/bash -e
ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

… save and make executable

chmod +x postinst

4. Make a MD5SUM if you want, but it is not compulsory

5. Rename the working folder and change ownership to root

sudo chown -R root:root netactview_0.6.4-1_amd64-fixed-16.3.2020

6. Make an installation package

sudo dpkg -b netactview_0.6.4-1_amd64-fixed-16.3.2020 netactview_0.6.4-1_amd64-fixed-16.3.2020.deb

7. Install program

EDIT 18.3.2020: If the program does not launch in Mint 18, the reason is older libgtop version. The fix is to unlink newer libgtop link and make a new link.

sudo unlink /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/