Howto Install Avant Window Navigator in ubuntu gutsy gibbon

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Avant Window Navgator (Awn) is a dock-like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen (in all its composited-goodness) tracking open windows.

Preparing your system

First you need to make sure you have installed the following packages

sudo apt-get install build-essential automake1.9 autotools-dev bzr libxdamage-dev libxcomposite-dev libgnome2-common libgnome2-dev libgnome-desktop-dev libgnome-vfs-dev libgtk2.0-dev libwnck-dev libgconf2-dev libglib2.0-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev libgnomevfs2-0 libgnome-desktop-2 libgnome2-0 libwnck-common python-gtk2 python-gconf gnome-common python-dev python-gtk2-dev python-cairo-dev python-gnome2-dev

Download the Avant Window Navgator using the following command

bzr co http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~awn-core/awn/trunk avant-window-navigator

Now you have avant-window-navigator directory

cd avant-window-navigator

./autogen.sh

make

sudo make install

This will complete the installation.

Install Avant Window Navigator Applets

Preparing Your system

sudo apt-get install libgnome-menu-dev librsvg2-dev libgtop2-dev

Download the source using the following command

bzr co http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~awn-extras/awn-extras/trunk awn-extras

Install Avant Window Navigator Applets

cd awn-extras/awn-applets/awn-extras-applets/

./autogen.sh

make

sudo make install

This will complete the Avant Window Navigator Applets installation.

Run Avant Window Navigator

Goto Applications ? Accessories ? Avant Window Navigator

If you want to configure Avant Window Navigator, goto System ? Preferences ? Awn manager

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18 thoughts on “Howto Install Avant Window Navigator in ubuntu gutsy gibbon

  1. Hey Guys,

    I have a problem with some things…

    I followed the guide, and then ran into some problems, but then googled it, and got some answers, yet I still have one problem…

    Where above, it says you have to cd awn-extras/awn-applets/awn-core-applets/ I get the response
    me@me-desktop:~$ cd awn-extras/awn-applets/awn-core-applets/
    bash: cd: awn-extras/awn-applets/awn-core-applets/: No such file or directory

    I also just searched my awn folders, but cannot find awn-core-applets…

    Please help me…

    Thanks,
    Christiaan

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  2. Hey guys.. this is the problem i ran into .. i am a real noob to ubuntu.. pleeeease help..

    me@me-desktop:~/awn-extras/awn-applets/awn-extras-applets$ make
    make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

    this command ran fine when i was installing awn .. but not on awn-extras..
    this is what i have in awn-extras-applets

    me@me-desktop:~/awn-extras/awn-applets/awn-extras-applets$ ls
    acinclude.m4 config.h.in~ install-sh Makefile.am
    aclocal.m4 config.log intltool-extract Makefile.in
    AUTHORS config.sub intltool-extract.in missing
    autogen.sh configure intltool-merge NEWS
    autom4te.cache configure.ac intltool-merge.in po
    ChangeLog COPYING intltool-update README
    compile debian intltool-update.in src
    config.guess depcomp libtool
    config.h.in INSTALL ltmain.sh

    .. thank you…

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  3. checking for DEPS… configure: error: Package requirements (gtk+-2.0
    awn
    libwnck-1.0
    libglade-2.0
    libgnome-menu
    gnome-desktop-2.0
    librsvg-2.0
    libgtop-2.0
    glib-2.0
    dbus-1
    dbus-glib-1
    libsexy
    gconf-2.0
    gdk-2.0
    gdk-pixbuf-2.0
    libnotify
    vte) were not met:

    No package ‘libsexy’ found
    No package ‘libnotify’ found
    No package ‘vte’ found

    Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
    installed software in a non-standard prefix.

    Alternatively, you may set the environment variables DEPS_CFLAGS
    and DEPS_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
    See the pkg-config man page for more details.

    root@ryan-laptop:~/avant-window-navigator/awn-extras/awn-applets/awn-extras-applets# make
    make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
    root@ryan-laptop:~/avant-window-navigator/awn-extras/awn-applets/awn-extras-applets#

    ————————————————————————————————-

    I get the following error when trying to install the applets… i installed all the dependencies which were stated above, any solutions? thanks! :)

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  4. I have exactly the same problem and output as ryanaivey21. The sudo apt-get -f install does not solve the problem. Anyone an idea what this might be?

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  5. Sorry, I left out a line in the previous post. These two lines should be entered into the CLI:

    sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/libawn.so.0 /usr/lib/libawn.so.0
    sudo apt-get install libsexy-dev libnotify-dev libvte-dev

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  6. I got the following problem. Did i do something wrong?

    checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0… yes
    checking for DEPS… configure: error: Package requirements (gtk+-2.0
    awn
    libwnck-1.0
    libglade-2.0
    libgnome-menu
    gnome-desktop-2.0
    librsvg-2.0
    libgtop-2.0
    glib-2.0
    dbus-1
    dbus-glib-1
    libsexy
    gconf-2.0
    gdk-2.0
    gdk-pixbuf-2.0
    libnotify
    vte) were not met:

    No package ‘awn’ found

    Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
    installed software in a non-standard prefix.

    Alternatively, you may set the environment variables DEPS_CFLAGS
    and DEPS_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
    See the pkg-config man page for more details.

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