Installing Plank Dock on Debian Jessie

Plank is the dock which features in the very nicely presented Ubuntu distro Elementary linux. I recently switched from Docky as I like Planks simplicity. This is what was required.

Get the latest tar.xz from https://launchpad.net/plank

Install dependencies

Then compile and install

Lastly run (to update shared libraries)

Lastly if you’re running openbox like I am (a la Crunchbang) add the following to your autostart.sh file

 

  • Josephscade

    Nice tutorial, thank you !

  • Adrian

    Golden, thanks!

  • McPcholkin

    Thank You.
    It help on Debian
    I just use checkinstall

    and create some folders (checkinstall fails without it)

    mkdir -p /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/128×128 /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/16×16 /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/22×22 /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/24×24 /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/32×32 /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/48×48 /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/64×64 /usr/local/share/plank/themes /usr/local/etc/apport /usr/local/share/apport /usr/local/share/glib-2.0/schemas /usr/local/share/vala /usr/local/lib/plank

  • Khaleeb

    Just don’t be an idiot like me and make sure you open the terminal in the folder you extracted the files into.

  • teguh

    thanks

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