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I had nautilus-compare (and other nautilus-actions-extra packages) perfectly working with Ubuntu 12.04

I've just did a fresh install of Ubuntu raring ringtail, and then I ran

sudo apt-get install meld nautilus-compare
nautilus -q

but the extra context menu(s) doesn't show up

Has anybody else had this trouble? In that case where should I file this bug?

thanks a lot

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I think this is the bug report.


Which suggests this WORKAROUND:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython2.7.so /usr/lib/libpython.2.7.so
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython2.7.so.1 /usr/lib/libpython.2.7.so.1
sudo ldconfig
# fresh login or reboot of machine may be needed here


  • If /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython2.7.so doesn't exist, replace that line with:

    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython2.7.so.1 /usr/lib/libpython.2.7.so

  • If /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython2.7.so.1 doesn't exist, replace that line with:

    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython2.7.so /usr/lib/libpython.2.7.so.1

In deed, this also re-enables all other Nautilus Actions Extra context menu items that stopped working with nautilus-compare.

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This is actually a bug in nautilus-python - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus-python/+bug/1170017

fixed in 13.10 but not for 13.04 yet (or ever.

For 13.04 one can do the symlinks or a repaired nautilus-python package for 13.04 is available here - https://launchpad.net/~mc3man/+archive/n-p-testfix

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