28. března 2018

How to install GNOME Commander 1.8.1 on Ubuntu 17.10

Today article is about an installation of GNOME Commander on latest Ubuntu 17.10. Moreover, this is my very first article in English and after very long time even, when I wrote my last article here in Czech.

I have installed Ubuntu 17.10 recently after about 2 years when I was not able to use any Linux distribution because of hardware incompatibility (graphics card, wired headphones...). But now, with Ubuntu 17.10 are these problems solved and nothing block me to use Ubuntu again finally.

I am quite addicted to file managers, namely Total Commander on Windows. I was used to using GNOME Commander on Ubuntu last time and I was curious, what new is with GNOME Commander, so I decided to try it again.

Unfortunately, in Ubuntu repositories is an only pretty old version of GNOME Commander (1.4.8, 2016) and since I have not found any repository with this software, I was forced to used good old way - installation from application sources. And this article is about how to do it.


1) You have installed Ubuntu 17.10 (with another version can be procedure different, but of course can work as well)
2) You are familiar with working on Unix console and your user has admin (sudo) privileges.
3) This manual is aimed for GNOME Commander version 1.8.1


1) Download and unpack GNOME Commander to some directory

2) Install followed necessary libraries, sadly quite many MBs will be downloaded and installed, but all stuff is in official repositories:

sudo apt-get install itstool 
sudo apt-get install xmllint 
sudo apt-get install libxml2-utils 
sudo apt-get install glib-compile-schemas 
sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev 
sudo apt-get install gtk2.0 
sudo apt-get install libgnome-2-0 
sudo apt-get install libgnome2-dev 
sudo apt-get install libgnomeui-dev 

3) Now, it is easy, so just do:

./configure (on a directory, where you unpack installation package)
sudo make install

4) It is all, you have installed latest GNOME Commander :)

I hope, that this article helps others who would like to install latest GNOME Commander version on latest Ubuntu 17.10. As well as I hope, that you like my very first article in English! :)

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