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If you will have the last release (and daily updated), go there: From SVN. Moreover, there is a script for Debian / Ubuntu users in order to install it easily ! There is also an explanation for ArchLinux and Fedora users.

Stable Release

  • It's better to clean the installation repertory of Cairo-Dock if you make an update
    su -c "rm -r /usr/share/cairo-dock/"
    REM : "su -c" can be different on your distribution (with Ubuntu, it's "sudo").

  • Install these dependences :
    libtool build-essential automake1.9 autoconf m4 autotools-dev pkg-config intltool gettext libcairo2-dev libgtk2.0-dev librsvg2-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev libgnomeui-dev libvte-dev libxxf86vm-dev libx11-dev libalsa-ocaml-dev libasound2-dev libxtst-dev libgnome-menu-dev libgtkglext1-dev freeglut3-dev glutg3-dev libetpan-dev libxklavier12-dev libwebkit-dev libexif-dev
    And libthunar-vfs-1-dev for XCFE or libgnomevfs2-dev for the others.

  • Go with a terminal in the repertory cairo-dock-X.X.X and do: ($ for user mode and # for root mode)
    $ autoreconf -isvf && ./configure --prefix=/usr && make
    # make install

  • Do the same with the repertory cairo-dock-plugins-X.X.X.

The program will installed in /usr/share/cairo-dock and /usr/bin.


A SRPM package is available. Check here

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