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I have uninstalled Rhythmbox and installed Banshee. In Gnome-do there was this nice feature of browsing your music files with the Rhythmbox-plugin. So, on the Gnome-do plugin Wiki I could see that a Banshee-plugin exists.

On Launchpad, specifically on this site I downloaded a tar.gz, where I could also see a Banshee-plugin after unpacking. When I downloaded gnome-do-plugins via Software Centre there was no Banshee-plugin to activate in Gnome-do's preferences. So, is there any way I could install this plugin from that tar.gz or any other way to install it?

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If you have the source it usually contains README and INSTALL to guide you through installation process.

Basically untar the source and cd to the folder

sudo make
sudo make install 

is the most know way of building and installing from source.

Also some source may have install scripts like which would make it much more easier as in the case of above link. You may try running sh as well.

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OK, now I have tried a different approach on another PC: First, I installed Banshee through Ubuntu's repositories, afterwards I installed Gnome-do. Et voilá - the Banshee plugin was there. Now I have tried to completely wipe Gnome-Do from my main machine and reinstall it from the repositories without success. I manually deleted all gnome-do files in home/.local/share/ and in home/.gconf/, but still after reinstalling Gnome-do just looks the same, has the same plugins activated. How can I completely wipe it off my disk? – leonis_csem May 18 '11 at 18:00

I've found a solution for my problem: Due to the fact I was using Banshee 2.0.1 it wasn't possible for Gnome-do to communicate. Therefore I did the following:

  1. deinstalled Banshee 2.0.1 at first
  2. deleted all the Banshee files in my home directory
  3. uninstalled Gnome-do
  4. also deleted files in home, especially in .local/share/ and in .gconf/
  5. rebooted
  6. installed Banshee FIRST (important!!!)
  7. then installed Gnome-do

Now Gnome-do displays the Banshee-plugin correctly, so I do not need to install it manually.

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