Has anyone had success getting the jungledisk application to work under Ubuntu?

I installed it from the .deb file provided by jungledisk. The install goes fine, but I can't get the "jungle disk desktop" app to launch.

It appears in the dash search bar, but doesn't launch or do anything upon selecting it.

When I try the command line, I get the following...

$ jungledisk -V -f
Verbose mode enabled
Shutting down...

I get something more interesting with the following command ... something about libnotify.so

$ junglediskdesktop -V -f
junglediskdesktop: error while loading shared libraries: libnotify.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Does anyone have suggestions for what to try?


The helpticket folks at jungledisk/rackspace resolved this problem. It appears that jungledisk was expecing libnotify.so.1 and ubuntu had libnotify.so.4.

Creating a symlink pointing to libnotify.so.4 resolves the problem...

The new Ubuntu is missing libnotify.so.1 needed by jungle disk. This is resolved by creating a symlink to libnotify.so.4 to libnotify.so.1. Please [enter the commands] below and restart the machine:

cd /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ ; sudo ln -s ./libnotify.so.4 libnotify.so.1

Regards, JungleJason

  • FYI... I had the same problem in an install of 32bit xubuntu. The above fixed it also.
    – Angelo
    Jan 9 '12 at 15:07
  • 64-bit users check Kailash's solution instead.
    – kobejohn
    Mar 11 '12 at 10:44
  • The symlink fix works on 12.10 as well.
    – belacqua
    Nov 17 '12 at 4:31

For a 64-bit version of Ubuntu, the other answer won't work, because the relevant library paths are different. However, the solution from the linuxmint forums does work:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libnotify.so.4 /usr/lib/libnotify.so.1 
  • 2
    Thanks! They're actually very similar. The idea is to create a symbolic link so that libnotify.so.1 points to the libnotify.so.4. There are differences because you're apparently using 64 bit and I am using 32 bit. I had originally indicated 32bit in my title, but it was edited out.
    – Angelo
    Dec 13 '11 at 20:23
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    I can confirm that I indeed use 64 bit.
    – Kailash
    Jan 2 '12 at 18:29

Had the same problem. End up using the free Linux tools from SMEStorage:


  • Thanks, I will consider using that. But before I do, I have a bunch of data on s3 via jungledisk to migrate!
    – Angelo
    Dec 1 '11 at 14:45

Rackspace has posted an official set of instructions over at: https://support.jungledisk.com/entries/21726460 For both 32 and 64 bit versions. Note as of this writing the solution does not work properly for Ubuntu 13.04.

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