How to install Plank on Linux Mint 18.3

To install Plank on Linux Mint 18.3

Plank is the default dock app on Elementary OS used for launching applications. It is easy to edit and rearrange the applications present on it without editing its configuration file. It can be easily installed on any Debian based systems. It is really so simple to install Plank on Linux Mint and this tutorial covers the ground on the same method. 

Installing Plank

To start with the installation procedure, add the dependency package for plank via ppa.

linuxhelp ~ # add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky
You are about to add the following PPA:
 Docky/Plank testing packages

 More info:
Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+C to cancel

Executing: /tmp/tmp.VeqppChXOb/ --keyservera
gpg: requesting key 9E5DB0C8 from hkp server
gpg: key 9E5DB0C8: public key "Launchpad PPA for Rico" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)


You shall now update the system repo using the following command. 

linuxhelp ~ # apt-get update 
Hit:1 xenial InRelease
Get:2 xenial InRelease [11.5 kB]                                                                           
Get:3 xenial InRelease [23.8 kB]                                                                  
Ign:4 sylvia InRelease                                                                                           
Get:5 xenial/partner amd64 Packages [3,128 B]                                                  
Get:6 xenial/partner i386 Packages [3,116 B]                                                               
Get:7 xenial/main Sources [1,036 B]  
Get:32 xenial-security/main i386 Packages [419 kB]                                                           
Get:33 xenial-security/main Translation-en [200 kB]                                                          
Get:34 xenial-security/universe amd64 Packages [325 kB]                                                      
Get:35 xenial-security/universe i386 Packages [284 kB]                                                       
Get:36 xenial-security/universe Translation-en [122 kB]                                                      
Get:37 xenial-security/multiverse amd64 Packages [3,208 B]                                                   
Get:38 xenial-security/multiverse i386 Packages [3,376 B]                                                    
Fetched 5,516 kB in 11s (466 kB/s)                    
Reading package lists... Done


You shall now install plank using the following command. 

linuxhelp ~ # apt-get install plank
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  bamfdaemon libbamf3-2 libplank-common libplank1
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  bamfdaemon libbamf3-2 libplank-common libplank1 plank
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 283 not upgraded.
Need to get 519 kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,195 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 xenial/main amd64 libplank-common all 0.11.4+git20180312.dfc90056-0ubuntu1~16.04~ricotz1 [54.7 kB]
Setting up libbamf3-2:amd64 (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20180209-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20180209-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Setting up libplank-common (0.11.4+git20180312.dfc90056-0ubuntu1~16.04~ricotz1) ...
Setting up libplank1:amd64 (0.11.4+git20180312.dfc90056-0ubuntu1~16.04~ricotz1) ...
Setting up plank (0.11.4+git20180312.dfc90056-0ubuntu1~16.04~ricotz1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...

Once it is done you shall access Plank from the search field. 
With this, the method to install Plank on Linux Mint 18.3.

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