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Having an impossible time installing AWN Dock plugins

Postby NewbieCakes on Mon May 05, 2008 12:29 am

Hello, I'm a Linux newb (6 weeks now) and out of all the distros I have tried I love Linux Mint the most...
I have AWN dock installed and I love it! It's great but for some reason the extras plugins aren't included...Now I am VERY "terminally challenged" as it were but I put on a brave face and tried to install the tar.gz of the extras plugins...I was doing halfway alright but once I got to the ./configure part..I got an error saying something about no compiler or an error with the compiler...Okay, so I tried another way and converted the tar.gz file into a deb package using Alien and "installed" it (oddly it put it in its own / instead of my home folder but this could be what it was supposed to do i don't know..)but no matter what I couldn't seem to do anything with them from the AWN manager...then for a third strikeout, I tried to install the ubuntu (?) repo that contained the darn extras plugins and screwed that up somehow (while following the directions exactly I thought) and from then on got an error message every time I opened Synaptic....geez I know, I am hopeless but I keep trying anyway..lol..I am seriously wishing this was on repo!...or mintinstall...anything UGH!!!! *pulling my hair out*
please. help.
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Re: Having an impossible time installing AWN Dock plugins

Postby MagnusB on Mon May 05, 2008 2:17 am

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sudo apt-get -f install

Should probably fix Synaptic/APT.
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Re: Having an impossible time installing AWN Dock plugins

Postby NewbieCakes on Tue May 06, 2008 1:51 am

MagnusB wrote:
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sudo apt-get -f install

Should probably fix Synaptic/APT.

I'm sorry I don't quite understand what you mean by that; could you please clarify?
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Re: Having an impossible time installing AWN Dock plugins

Postby MagnusB on Tue May 06, 2008 5:39 am

Run that command in a terminal window.
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Re: Having an impossible time installing AWN Dock plugins

Postby NewbieCakes on Wed May 07, 2008 3:58 am

MagnusB wrote:Run that command in a terminal window.

oh. duh. my apologies..I did but no dice...thanks anyway :)
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Re: Having an impossible time installing AWN Dock plugins

Postby MagnusB on Wed May 07, 2008 9:57 am

Can you post the exact error message you get when using APT/Synaptic?
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Re: Having an impossible time installing AWN Dock plugins

Postby NewbieCakes on Fri May 09, 2008 12:58 am

I didn't get an error message:
"The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libartsc0 libicu36 libsvga1 libwpg-0.1-1 libdecoration0
libcompizconfig-backend-gconf libsvg1 compiz-plugins libggi2 libgii1
libgii1-target-x libwps-0.1-1 libgnome-window-settings1 myspell-en-gb
myspell-en-za compiz-fusion-plugins-extra mozilla-firefox-locale-en-gb
compiz-core compiz-gnome libungif4g
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 160 not upgraded."

It just didn't make any difference; the applets plugins still aren't in the repo
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Re: Having an impossible time installing AWN Dock plugins

Postby MagnusB on Fri May 09, 2008 2:32 am

It looks like you got some dependency issues. Try to comment out the repo in sources.list and run:
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sudo aptitude update

By the looks of it, it is Compiz stuff that no longer is needed, while I have never used AWN, I am not sure how those repos work, but I thought Compiz was essential for AWN to work?
And for the compiling issues you had, try to install build-essentials:
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sudo aptitude install build-essentials

And try ./configure again.
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Re: Having an impossible time installing AWN Dock plugins

Postby NewbieCakes on Sat May 10, 2008 11:32 pm

MagnusB wrote:It looks like you got some dependency issues. Try to comment out the repo in sources.list and run:
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sudo aptitude update

By the looks of it, it is Compiz stuff that no longer is needed, while I have never used AWN, I am not sure how those repos work, but I thought Compiz was essential for AWN to work?
And for the compiling issues you had, try to install build-essentials:
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sudo aptitude install build-essentials

And try ./configure again.


I appreciate your help as I see how busy you are on here; sorry for not getting back to you...I borked my distro again! lol...so I think I am just going to lay off the 'tweaking' that has been getting me into trouble lol...Thanks ;)
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Re: Having an impossible time installing AWN Dock plugins

Postby greenducky on Mon May 12, 2008 6:35 am

Ok Bro so hear is the quick and easy of getting the install to work and the plugins. First open up synaptic, and remove everything you did pertianing to AWN


now install everything you see hear, and wham, you should be able to open the mint menu scroll to accessories, and There should be an AWN icon. open it.
and then when the bar opens right click on it and go to preferences. and then when the new dialogue window opens click in the left panel where it says applets,
and there should be a library full of them.

Even if you have some of these installed, either remove what you have or click on on reinstall, so that the dependencies are met per file. when its all done make sure
you click mint update.


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