How to install Cairo Dock  3.4.1 on Linux Mint 18.3

To install Cairo Dock 3.4.1 on Linux Mint 18.3

Cairo Dock is a lightweight desktop interface that allows its users to organize the most used applications in the form of docks panel. It is designed with many plugins and applets like weather, clock, messaging menu, custom icons, clipboard manager, etc. Apart from this, the Cairo Dock provides a great application launcher, menu system and cosmetically pleasing features such as the built-in terminal window which pops up from the dock. It is so simple to install Cairo Dock on Linux Mint 18.3. 


Installing Cairo Dock

First, you need to update the system repository by making use of the following command. 

linuxhelp user # apt-get update
Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Get:2 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease [11.5 kB]                                                
Ign:3 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia InRelease                                      
Hit:4 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia Release                       
Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                     
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Get:20 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe Translation-en [121 kB]                                                                   
Get:21 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe i386 Packages [551 kB]                                                                      
Get:22 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe Translation-en [241 kB]                                                                     
Get:23 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/universe amd64 Packages [7,080 B]                                                                  
Get:24 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/universe i386 Packages [7,064 B]                                                                   
Get:25 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/universe Translation-en [3,812 B]                                                                  
Fetched 5,268 kB in 7s (658 kB/s)                                                                                                                           
Reading package lists... Done

 

 

And when it is done, you shall proceed with the installation of Cairo Dock by making use of the following command.

linuxhelp user # apt-get install cairo-dock -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  cairo-dock-core cairo-dock-data cairo-dock-plug-ins cairo-dock-plug-ins-data cairo-dock-plug-ins-dbus-interface-python cairo-dock-plug-ins-integration
  libetpan17 libgldi3
Suggested packages:
  gnome-session alacarte cairo-dock-plug-ins-dbus-interface-mono cairo-dock-plug-ins-dbus-interface-ruby cairo-dock-plug-ins-dbus-interface-vala gnote
  indicator-bluetooth indicator-messages indicator-network indicator-printers indicator-sound indicator-sync
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  cairo-dock cairo-dock-core cairo-dock-data cairo-dock-plug-ins cairo-dock-plug-ins-data cairo-dock-plug-ins-dbus-interface-python
  cairo-dock-plug-ins-integration libetpan17 libgldi3
0 upgraded, 9 newly installed, 0 to remove and 280 not upgraded.
Need to get 5,323 kB of archives.
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Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...
Setting up libgldi3:amd64 (3.4.1-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up cairo-dock-data (3.4.1-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up cairo-dock-core (3.4.1-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up cairo-dock-plug-ins-data (3.4.1-0ubuntu7) ...
Setting up libetpan17:amd64 (1.6-1build1) ...
Setting up cairo-dock-plug-ins:amd64 (3.4.1-0ubuntu7) ...
Setting up cairo-dock-plug-ins-dbus-interface-python (3.4.1-0ubuntu7) ...
Setting up cairo-dock-plug-ins-integration:amd64 (3.4.1-0ubuntu7) ...
Setting up cairo-dock (3.4.1-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...

 

You can now open Linux mint menu and type Cairo Dock on the menu. 
cairo

 

When the application icon appears, click on it to launch it. 

application icon

 

 

The application now appears.
application

 

You can check the version of Cairo by making use of the following command.

linuxhelp user # cairo-dock --version
3.4.1

With this, this tutorial on how to install Cairo Dock 3.4.1 on Linux Mint 18.3


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