June 17, 2015

Plank - The Lightweight Dock -:- How to install on Debian 8 -:-:- ( UPDATED October 21, 2015 )

This is a tutorial, to show how to install Plank on Debian 8 based systems.

...::: Updated on October 21, 2015 :::... 

Plank, its a lightweight dock developed and maintained by the same team of " Docky". In this article, I'm going to show how to install it on Debian based systems, using the files from the unstable branch of Debian ( sid ).

There are another way to install this application on your system, but it requires to install a Ubuntu PPA on your system, and I don't feel that is the best way to do it.

 - They are rumors, that Debian will adopt a PPA system in the future, but right now it's only a rumor.




Before we start I want to mention that, if you have reserves to installing an application from the unstable branch of Debian, on your stable, rock solid and reliable system, well... - The final decision it's yours, as always is.

My own experience, I'm not only using Plank but also several applications for a couple of months, and they are stable as they should be, and I didn't have any kind of problems ( until now ).

That being said...







This tutorial has video support in our channel on Youtube,  
as a way to help accomplish the install of this application.

Plank - The Lightweight Dock -:- How to install on Debian 8

In only 1 Minute Tutorial, we show how to install "Plank"
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How to install on Debian 8 (8.1/8.2) amd64 based systems ?
( On October 21, 2015  "0.10.1-1"  is the latest version available )


  • 1st Step -  Getting the Files   ( copy and paste the follow command lines, one by one into the terminal )
    • wget -O libplank0_0.10.1-1_amd64.deb http://goo.gl/8m06Yt
    • wget -O libplank-common_0.10.1-1_all.deb http://goo.gl/VAza9l
    • wget -O plank_0.10.1-1_amd64.deb http://goo.gl/kqVSmO

  • 2nd Step - Installing the Files   ( copy and paste the follow command lines, into the terminal )
    For this operation, you need to have " Gdebi " pre-installed on your system. You can easily install by this command line: sudo apt-get install gdebi
    • sudo gdebi libplank0_0.10.1-1_amd64.deb
    • sudo gdebi libplank-common_0.10.1-1_all.deb
    • sudo gdebi plank_0.10.1-1_amd64.deb


If for any reason, you aren't satisfied with this application, you can always remove it. 
Just copy and paste the follow command lines, into the terminal.
  • sudo apt-get remove libplank0_0.10.1-1
  • sudo apt-get remove libplank-common_0.10.1-1
  • sudo apt-get remove plank_0.10.1-1


And, that's it!
Just launch "Plank Dock", and enjoy it...



  Previous Version displayed in the Original Post on June 17, 2015  

  • 1st Step -  Getting the Files
    ( copy and paste the follow command lines, one by one into the terminal )
wget -O libplank0_0.9.1-1_amd64.deb http://goo.gl/14xgC1

wget -O libplank-common_0.9.1-1_amd64.deb http://goo.gl/DAkhyB

wget -O plank_0.9.1-1_amd64.deb http://goo.gl/XHzDcR

  • 2nd Step - Installing the Files
    ( copy and paste the follow command lines, into the terminal ) 
For this operation, you need to have " Gdebi " pre-installed on your system. If you not have, you can easily install by this command line:
 sudo apt-get install gdebi

sudo gdebi libplank0_0.9.1-1_amd64.deb



sudo gdebi libplank-common_0.9.1-1_amd64.deb



sudo gdebi plank_0.9.1-1_amd64.deb

If for any reason, you aren't satisfied with this application, you can always remove it. 
Just copy and paste the follow command lines, into the terminal.
  • sudo apt-get remove libplank0_0.9.1-1
  • sudo apt-get remove libplank-common_0.9.1-1
  • sudo apt-get remove plank_0.9.1-1



Plank
" Plank is meant to be the simplest dock on the planet. The goal is to provide just what a dock needs and absolutely nothing more. It is, however, a library which can be extended to create other dock programs with more advanced features..."  Source: Plank Official Website


Plank Info's
  • Main Developer (s) / Maintainer (s)
    • “Docky Core” team
  • Latest version ( October 21, 2015 )
    • 0.10.1-1
  • Platform 
    • Linux
  • Written
    • Vala
  • License
    • GNU GPL v3
  • Cost
    • Free


If you install this application, install at your own risk.
We disclaim any responsibility inherent to the same.