I've added the am-monkeyd PPA and upgraded my system. Yet, there's no sign of elementary in my fresh Maverick RC install. Have I done anything wrong?

The PPA upgrades the default nautilus package and there is no separate "nautilus-elementary" package as of now.

Now, there are three versions listed in the package properties:

1:2.32.0-0ubuntu1-ppa1 (maverick); 
1:2.32.0-0ubuntu5~ppa5 (maverick); 
1:2.32.0-0ubuntu1 (maverick);

Anything you can make out from this?

2 Answers 2


From examining the ppa itself 1:2.32.0-0ubuntu5~ppa140 looks to be the right version.

Did you try apt-cache policy nautilus to see if the ppa is correctly listed in package sources ?

  • Thank you very much! That's it. There's an other PPA which provides (the traditional) nautilus packages. Now that I've identified that PPA, I'll try purging it. This should definitely help. Thanks a lot! :)
    – Srinivas G
    Oct 9, 2010 at 15:28
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    I am happy that we could get a problem solved in less than an hour with 2 remote people collaborating... stackexchange never caeases to amaze me ...
    – koushik
    Oct 9, 2010 at 15:30
  • That's it! I've purged the PPA and I have nautilus elementary now! I marked your answer as my answer of choice. Can't thank you more! :)
    – Srinivas G
    Oct 9, 2010 at 15:32
  • Yeah! Great site, this. :)
    – Srinivas G
    Oct 9, 2010 at 15:32
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    Thanks for the detective work. I filed a bug against it: bugs.launchpad.net/nautilus-elementary/+bug/657360
    – msw
    Oct 9, 2010 at 15:37

Adding the PPA only lists the source as a place to get packages

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nautilus-elementary

is what you need to actually install the package nautilus-elementary.

added in response to comment

While I can't say much about the author's choice in naming a package fork, it appears as if his intention is for you to add his PPA and upgrade.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

I'm guessing that this choice by "ammonkey" will lead to upgrade wars with the standard Ubuntu nautilus package at some point.

  • Thank you very much for your prompt response, but there is no package like nautilus-elementary. The nautilus package in the PPA upgrades the default nautilus instead of listing it as a separate package. I got the following output.
    – Srinivas G
    Oct 9, 2010 at 14:08
  • srinivasg@srinivasg-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install nautilus-elementary Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package nautilus-elementary
    – Srinivas G
    Oct 9, 2010 at 14:09
  • Absolutely. And I've done all that already, to no avail. :)
    – Srinivas G
    Oct 9, 2010 at 14:55
  • If the package creator can't help you, I sure can't. Good luck.
    – msw
    Oct 9, 2010 at 15:05

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