I'm trying to get XFApplet to work in my XFCE4 install for Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried installing it from the repos. But there is no
apt-cache, instead I get this:
$ apt-cache search xfapplet xfce4-goodies - enhancements for the Xfce4 Desktop Environment
So I make sure that xfce4 goodies is installed, which it is:
$ sudo apt-get install xfce4-goodies Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done xfce4-goodies is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 64 not upgraded.
Ok, so I go into the panel to add a new item and of course it's not there:
For the record I have GNOME installed completely! This is an Ubuntu system not Xubuntu, when I upgraded from 11 to 12.04 I wanted XFCE instead of Gnome, but I never uninstalled gnome at all. I can even run Gnome classic without any problems and all works, so that should mean all dependencies are there.
So then I decided to compile from source: (link at bottom) http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel-plugins/xfce4-xfapplet-plugin
Ok, so on configure I get this:
checking for libpanelapplet-2.0 >= 2.0.0... not found *** The required package libpanelapplet-2.0 was not found on your system. *** Please install libpanelapplet-2.0 (atleast version 2.0.0) or adjust *** the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you *** installed the package in a nonstandard prefix so that *** pkg-config is able to find it.
Of course running
apt-cache libpanelapplet I get nothing, but if I run
apt-cache libpanel I get:
$ apt-cache search libpanel gir1.2-panelapplet-4.0 - GObject introspection for the GNOME Panel Applet library gnome-panel-dbg - GNOME Panel and library for panel applets - debugging symbols libpanel-applet-4-0 - library for GNOME Panel applets libpanel-applet-4-dev - library for GNOME Panel applets - development files libpanel-applet-4-doc - library for GNOME Panel applets - documentation files
So I install 4:
$ sudo apt-get install libpanel-applet-4-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: libgconf2-dev libgconf2-doc libpanel-applet-4-doc The following NEW packages will be installed: libgconf2-dev libgconf2-doc libpanel-applet-4-dev libpanel-applet-4-doc 0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 64 not upgraded. Need to get 326 kB of archives. After this operation, 2,906 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y Get:1 http://gt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main libgconf2-dev i386 3.2.5-0ubuntu2 [118 kB] Get:2 http://gt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main libgconf2-doc all 3.2.5-0ubuntu2 [101 kB] Get:3 http://gt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/universe libpanel-applet-4-dev i386 1:3.4.1-0ubuntu1.1 [11.7 kB] Get:4 http://gt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/universe libpanel-applet-4-doc all 1:3.4.1-0ubuntu1.1 [96.3 kB] Fetched 326 kB in 1s (210 kB/s) Selecting previously unselected package libgconf2-dev. (Reading database ... 386366 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking libgconf2-dev (from .../libgconf2-dev_3.2.5-0ubuntu2_i386.deb) ... Selecting previously unselected package libgconf2-doc. Unpacking libgconf2-doc (from .../libgconf2-doc_3.2.5-0ubuntu2_all.deb) ... Selecting previously unselected package libpanel-applet-4-dev. Unpacking libpanel-applet-4-dev (from .../libpanel-applet-4-dev_1%3a3.4.1-0ubuntu1.1_i386.deb) ... Selecting previously unselected package libpanel-applet-4-doc. Unpacking libpanel-applet-4-doc (from .../libpanel-applet-4-doc_1%3a3.4.1-0ubuntu1.1_all.deb) ... Setting up libgconf2-dev (3.2.5-0ubuntu2) ... Setting up libgconf2-doc (3.2.5-0ubuntu2) ... Setting up libpanel-applet-4-dev (1:3.4.1-0ubuntu1.1) ... Setting up libpanel-applet-4-doc (1:3.4.1-0ubuntu1.1) ...
Great, the configure still complains the exact same message of not found version 2. I have version 4 installed and running:
$ whereis libpanel-applet-4 libpanel-applet-4: /usr/lib/libpanel-applet-4.so
Any ideas? I am running version 4.8 of XFCE4.