View Full Version : Install docky in Fedora

28th December 2012, 03:34 PM

I am quite new in Fedora (2 days) and I havent still fiished configuring all my stuff. One of the things that I was missing was docky (http://wiki.go-docky.com/index.php?title=Welcome_to_the_Docky_wiki), an excellent dock bar.
I have had trouble installing it and surfing in the internet I hav found many people with similar issues in fedora 16 and 17. Finally, I have been able to solve it and install docky properlly. That's why I'm witing this tutorial, for you to know how to do it right:

First, install docky:

yum install docky
Now, launch it
Try to do this:
-click on the docky icon and change some options (move through the tabs etc...)
-Right click on any icon.
If docky closes suddenly, you are experiencing the issue I am going to explain here. If everything works fine, good for you :)

Now, let's assume you are experiencing the issue.
You are missing a library (which currently is NOT in the fedora repositories). It is libgnome-desktop-2***.so.
Since currently it is not in the Fedora repositories, you need to install another package that gives the same functionalities. That is gnome-desktop.

yum install gnome-desktop.
Now, you are still mssing another package: bzr

yum install bzr
It is strange though, because in Debian this package is not necessary, at least in the version I am running, but in fedora it is (http://wiki.go-docky.com/index.php?title=Installation#Fedora_2) and it is not installed by default as a dependency of docky

One you have done this, you should be able to access all theoptions in the configuration menu in docky.
Nevertheless, there is still something missing!
If you do right click on an icon, docky will crash (if it doesn't, just skip this part and live a happy life :)).
To solve this, the only olution I have found is to type this on a terminal:

gconftool-2 --type bool --set /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons true
Source: https://bugs.launchpad.net/docky/+bug/573751/comments/7

Now, normally, ou are done and dock y works perfectly!

I hope it helped.

If you have any comments (maybe about my english ^^), please post them!

28th December 2012, 10:17 PM
Maybe you should file a bug report for the missing dependencies.

29th December 2012, 01:01 AM
Maybe you should file a bug report for the missing dependencies.
Thank you for the reply, could you tell me how to do that? I have never done anything like that.

29th December 2012, 01:56 AM
Top right there is a menu for Fedora links including bug reports.

I see there is already one there - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=814274 you could add a comment as it has been unanswered for a while.