I intend to use a forked version of unity (ppa:ikarosdev/unity-revamped) over the original one. The problem I'm facing is that the forked version is 5.18.0-0ubuntu1 and the original one is 5.18.0-0ubuntu2. I do:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ikarosdev/unity-revamped sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
The PPA is added successfully. The output from the last two commands is:
jon@lemur:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. jon@lemur:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Apparently nothing got updated. I rebooted and the unity launcher minimize-on-click functionality wasn't there.
I found Unable to install Unity Revamped, and followed the accepted answer. I already had the check in 'Pre-released updates (precise-proposed)' removed.
smartboyhw suggested this:
sudo apt-get install unity=5.18.0-0ubuntu1
but it only resulted in:
jon@lemur:~$ sudo apt-get install unity=5.18.0-0ubuntu1 [sudo] password for jon: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Version '5.18.0-0ubuntu1' for 'unity' was not found
which is a bit weird, as y-ppa (a PPA management app that I have installed) tells me that the package '5.18.0-0ubuntu1' is indeed in my ikarosdev/unity-revamped PPA.
gertvdijk requested output from
apt-cache policy unity:
jon@lemur:~$ apt-cache policy unity unity: Installed: 5.18.0-0ubuntu2 Candidate: 5.18.0-0ubuntu2 Version table: *** 5.18.0-0ubuntu2 0 500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 5.18.0-0ubuntu1+ikarosdev1 0 500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ikarosdev/unity-revamped/ubuntu/ precise/main amd64 Packages 5.10.0-0ubuntu6 0 500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main amd64 Packages
I am on Ubuntu 12.04