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[SOLVED] Gedit plugin help

Postby beirapadua on Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:39 am

Installed the gedit-plugins from the software centre.

sudo apt-get install gedit-plugins
--->> gedit-plugins is already the newest version.
preference ----> plugins ==== only the old/pre-installed plugins are there..
I really wanted to have those new plugins especially commander & embedded terminal.
please help :D :D :D
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Re: Gedit plugin help

Postby xenopeek on Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:29 am

You are on Linux Mint 14 I think? Linux Mint 14 ships with an older version of the packages gedit and gedit-common, but not of the package gedit-plugins. So those gedit-plugins are not compatible with your gedit. As to why, see the edit by Mint Kenobi on this comment: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2205#comment-80475. Basically, the newer gedit version is lacking features that the older version had and so the Linux Mint developers decided to include the older version.

Not to worry though, you can install the older gedit-plugins easily. First remove the gedit-plugins you had installed!!! Next you need to download the older version of gedit-plugins and you also need to download libgucharmap7. The links for both downloads are:
- http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/gedit-plugins
- http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/libgucharmap7
At the bottom of the pages pick the link for your architecture, then pick a mirror and download the .deb files. Next, open your file manager and double-click the downloaded .deb files to install them. Do the libgucharmap7 first, the gedit-plugins last. Next, run this command to pin the gedit-plugins version. Else the Update Manager will soon install the newer version of gedit-plugins :D
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echo gedit-plugins hold | sudo dpkg --set-selections

There you go, you now have the gedit-plugins working again :wink:
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Re: Gedit plugin help

Postby beirapadua on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:53 pm

thanks alot xenopeek..
my gedit is working great now
:D
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Re: Gedit plugin help

Postby owenll on Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:58 pm

Thanks for this. Use the character map all of the time - much appreciated :)
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Re: [SOLVED] Gedit plugin help

Postby humanoid24 on Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:26 pm

Sry for bumping this but I have the exact same problem on Mint 15 (does this problem really persist or should it be solved already?).

And unfortunately the described solution didn't work for me because he doesn't let me install the packages.
He says "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libgucharmap7 (>= 1:2.24.0)" for both libgucharmap7_2.30 and gedit-plugins_2.30.
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Re: [SOLVED] Gedit plugin help

Postby xenopeek on Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:00 pm

Linux Mint 14 had Gedit version 2.30.4-2ubuntu1. Linux Mint 15 has Gedit version 2.30.4-3linuxmint1. Linux Mint 15 has another version. So note these have different versions!

Testing the above steps on Linux Mint 15, another package has been removed from the Ubuntu package base repository. So you'll have to install that first yourself. Before you do the above steps, install liblaunchpad-integration1: http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/liblau ... tegration1
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Re: [SOLVED] Gedit plugin help

Postby xenopeek on Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:02 pm

As I'm not sure how much longer the Ubntu Lucid repository will be available, putting a copy of the three needed packages here.

gedit-plugins.32-bit.tar.bz2
(1.56 MiB) Downloaded 104 times
gedit-plugins.64-bit.tar.bz2
(1.56 MiB) Downloaded 142 times

Download either the 32-bit or 64-bit one, depending on your Linux Mint installation. Extract the three included files. Then install them in this order: liblaunchpad-integration1, libgucharmap7, gedit-plugins. (Don't install the liblaunchpad-integration1 file on Linux Mint 14 or before.) Ignore any warnings about newer versions being available in your repository.

Finally, run this command on a terminal to pin the gedit-plugins versions (else the next time you run Update Manager you will get an incompatible version of gedit-plugins):
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echo gedit-plugins hold | sudo dpkg --set-selections

If you now start Gedit again, you'll find that in the Edit > Preferences menu you have many more plugins on the Plugins tab :)
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Re: [SOLVED] Gedit plugin help

Postby humanoid24 on Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:17 pm

Thanks for the quick answer, that solved the problem for me :)
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