Recently I installed Ubuntu 18.04. Installing Conky Manager with these commands failed with "Dependency is not satisfiable: realpath".

sudo apt install conky-all
cp /etc/conky/conky.conf ~/.conkyrc
sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install conky-manager
wget https://launchpad.net/~teejee2008/+archive/ubuntu/ppa/+files/conky-manager_2.4~136~ubuntu16.04.1_amd64.deb
sudo apt install gdebi
sudo gdebi conky-manager*.deb

Do you know how to resolve the dependency on "realpath"?

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    There has been no active development to conky-manager since 2016, and apparently one program realpath that was available in the repros then isn't available any longer. It will not be easy to recreate it either - see e.g. the discussion here. You may contact the developer through his Launchpad page.
    – Jos
    Commented May 21, 2018 at 20:49
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    And you shouldn't, generally speaking, attempt to install software (from ppas or otherwise) that aren't available for your OS version.
    – DK Bose
    Commented May 22, 2018 at 0:39
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    have installed conky on ubuntu 18.04 and it works fine! I don't understand why you want to install it via external ppa. It works fine with standard packages.
    – abu_bua
    Commented Jul 5, 2018 at 15:41
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    @abu_bua Likely there's an expectation (correct or otherwise) that Conky Manager will shorten or eliminate the learning curve that accompanies attempts to customize Conky.
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Commented Aug 14, 2018 at 16:33

8 Answers 8


You can install it with a .run file from GitHub.

For 64 bit:

wget --no-check-certificate https://github.com/teejee2008/conky-manager/releases/download/v2.4/conky-manager-v2.4-amd64.run
chmod +x conky-manager-v2.4-amd64.run
sudo ./conky-manager-v2.4-amd64.run

For 32 bit:

wget --no-check-certificate https://github.com/teejee2008/conky-manager/releases/download/v2.4/conky-manager-v2.4-i386.run
chmod +x conky-manager-v2.4-i386.run
sudo ./conky-manager-v2.4-i386.run

Install realpath first and then install Conky Manager.


  • Artful is 17.10, right? If realpath is in 17.10 but not in (bionic) 18.04, there's probably a good reason.
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Commented Aug 14, 2018 at 16:35

Donwload realpath in here, download conky manage in here install with GDEBI or dpkg :

sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb

I have written a post about how to install the conky manager on ubuntu 18.04, along with the error that I found on this site. May be useful.


I've worked on building conky manager for 4 hours and I'm very experienced in building packages.

But building conky manager was a trip down a road I don't wont to go again LOL.

I highly advise whoever wants to install it on Kubuntu or Ubuntu 18.04 to go with answer 4,

It ran flawlessly on Kubuntu and Ubuntu 18.04 fully updated. I just had to try it.

But I also need to say that if anyone was wanting to learn how to build packages from sources, that you would learn a lot from building conky manager and have a lot of fun too.


Or from GitHub:


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    "answer 4" is ambiguous. which author's answer do you recommend? Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 16:09

a tentative answer:

1° install conky:

sudo apt-install conky

2° download realpath: link to realpath

3° download the conky manager: this is the link

4° install realpath and then conky:

sudo dpkg realpath_8.26...(the rest of the name you can copy paste in the terminal)
sudo dpkg conky...(id.)

5° then:

sudo apt -f install

6°launch conky manager from activities.

hope this works for you.

leave long and prosper.


I'm using debian and this commands worked for me.

sudo apt-get install conky-all
sudo apt-get install realpath
wget https://github.com/teejee2008/conky-manager/releases/download/v2.4/conky-manager-v2.4-amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i conky-manager-v2.4-amd64.deb

I followed the first reply but then I got the error:

conky-manager: error while loading shared libraries: libgee-0.8.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Then from

ldd /usr/bin/conky-manager

I got

libgee-0.8.so.2 => not found

and I solved with the command:

sudo ln -s /usr/share/conky-manager/libs/libgee.so.2 /usr/share/conky-manager/libs/libgee-0.8.so.2

For those interested, I've managed to compile conky-manager and make it run on Raspbian/buster with the following:

sudo apt install build-essential valac libjson-glib-dev libgtk-3-dev libgee-0.8-dev imagemagick p7zip p7zip-full
git clone https://github.com/teejee2008/conky-manager.git
cd conky-manager
make && make install

This should work on ubuntu 18.04 too.

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