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I've got a bug in the version of RGedit in ubuntu's repository and I want to install the latest version to see if this plays better with 13.04 somehow.

What do I do once I download the archive? Where do I put it? Do I need to uninstall the old version of rgedit that was installed via the "software center"?

FOR POSTERITY: If anyone else has the same problem, note that updating to the latest version of RGedit does not solve the problem with plotting.

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From the README file on sourceforge:

To install, extract the RgeditXX.tar.bz2 archive somewhere and, depending on your gedit's major version, copy the contents of the resulting folder into to your ~/.gnome2/gedit/plugins folder for gedit2, and ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins for gedit3. That folder should now contain:

  • RCtrl (this is a folder)
  • RCtrl.gedit-plugin
  • ReadMe.txt (this ReadMe.txt file)

If you installed the older verison through the software center, I'd recommend uninstalling it the same way before doing the above.

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Right. What is gedit's "major version"? I actually found a folder with a lot of plugins for gedit and copied the contents using gksudo nautilus, but then the plugin became inoperable. Does the result change when I use terminal commands to move things? Do I need to use an extract command that extracts the files somewhere different from where the archive is? Does this make a difference? – generic_user Apr 28 '13 at 17:04
"Major version" is the first digit of the version number (in gedit, menu command Help > About will show your version number). Your comment is unclear as to whether you copied the contents of the plugins folder, or moved them. If you moved them, put them back. Then extract RgeditXX.tar.bz2 onto your Desktop, open the resulting folder, and move the contents of that folder into the location indicated in the instructions above. – drammock Apr 28 '13 at 18:18
Another wrinkle: my major version is 3, but there is no ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins folder. Or any "gedit" folder in /.local/share. The other gedit plugins (latex, etc) are elsewhere. Indeed, I found the repository version of the RGedit plugin elsewhere in some obscure sudo-only directory. – generic_user Apr 28 '13 at 18:23
nevermind, it works to just make the folder, but only after I reboot. – generic_user Apr 28 '13 at 18:27

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