I tried to install Docky from the official repositories via apt-get but it couldn't find the packet. So I downloaded the .deb from the web and tried a manual install with gdebi and this was the output:

$ sudo gdebi docky_2.2.1.1-1_all.deb 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree        
Reading state information... Done
Reading state information... Done
This package is uninstallable
Dependency is not satisfiable: libgconf2.0-cil (>= 2.24.0)

I couldn't find any info about why this packet is not usable. Is there any other way to install docky?

2 Answers 2


You need to get the dependencies of docky manually from previous Ubuntu 18.04 LTS version:

mkdir -p ~/Downloads/docky
cd ~/Downloads/docky

wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/g/gnome-sharp2/libgconf2.0-cil_2.24.2-4_all.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/glibc/multiarch-support_2.27-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/libg/libgnome-keyring/libgnome-keyring-common_3.12.0-1build1_all.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/libg/libgnome-keyring/libgnome-keyring0_3.12.0-1build1_amd64.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/g/gnome-keyring-sharp/libgnome-keyring1.0-cil_1.0.0-5_amd64.deb

sudo apt-get install ./*.deb

and then install docky:

wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/d/docky/docky_2.2.1.1-1_all.deb
sudo apt-get install ./docky_2.2.1.1-1_all.deb
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    Excelent! It works! Thank you very much. Any clue why those were taken out of the official repositories for 20.04? PD: my reputation is too low to upvote your answer srry
    – Sanjo
    May 9, 2020 at 10:59
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    Its project page on launchpad.net/docky is not updated since 2016, so seems to become obsolete.
    – N0rbert
    May 9, 2020 at 11:04
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    Great! Thank you, have been trying to get Docky to work for weeks. An up vote from me! May 16, 2020 at 16:42
  • Thanks! It works even for Ubuntu 22.04! Oct 6, 2022 at 19:39
  • Thanks! It works on Linux Mint 21.1 Vera
    – rpaillao
    Apr 10, 2023 at 12:07

There is a nice extension Dock from Dash that completely replaces buggy and unsupported Docky on Ubuntu 22!

  • This is good information, but it doesn't answer the question.
    – MDeBusk
    Oct 31, 2022 at 18:13

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