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: https://launchpad.net/~ricotz/+archive/ubuntu/docky
Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+C to cancel

Executing: /tmp/tmp.VeqppChXOb/gpg.1.sh --keyservera
hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80
--recv-keys
9E5DB0C8
gpg: requesting key 9E5DB0C8 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
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 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Get:2 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease [11.5 kB]                                                                           
Get:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ricotz/docky/ubuntu xenial InRelease [23.8 kB]                                                                  
Ign:4 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia InRelease                                                                                           
Get:5 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial/partner amd64 Packages [3,128 B]                                                  
Get:6 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial/partner i386 Packages [3,116 B]                                                               
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ricotz/docky/ubuntu xenial/main Sources [1,036 B]  
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Get:32 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main i386 Packages [419 kB]                                                           
Get:33 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main Translation-en [200 kB]                                                          
Get:34 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe amd64 Packages [325 kB]                                                      
Get:35 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe i386 Packages [284 kB]                                                       
Get:36 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe Translation-en [122 kB]                                                      
Get:37 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/multiverse amd64 Packages [3,208 B]                                                   
Get:38 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu 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:
  libplank-doc
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 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ricotz/docky/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 libplank-common all 0.11.4+git20180312.dfc90056-0ubuntu1~16.04~ricotz1 [54.7 kB]
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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. 
Plank
Menu
With this, the method to install Plank on Linux Mint 18.3.
 


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