Mini-commander in Ubuntu 8.0.4 Hardy Heron

When I got my new Thinkpad W500 I decided to change my OS from
SLED 10 SP1 to Ubuntu 8.0.4. The packet management on Ubuntu is
many times better than the one from Suse.

One of the things that I was missing on my desktop with Ubuntu was
the mini-commander applet. Searching on Google I found out that it
was discarded and was replaced by Deskbar.

But Deskbar wasn’t the thing I was looking for, to many options.
No history-based auto completion :-).

After some Googling I found this post on a forum.


As the official gnome-applets/gnome-applets-data packages still contain some parts of mini-commander you’ll have to use the –force-overwrite option to dpkg to install this package. Like this:

you@your_box$ wget
you@your_box$ sudo dpkg –force-overwrite -i mini-commander_2.13.90-0nunx0_i386.deb
(Reading database … 152203 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking mini-commander (from mini-commander_2.13.90-0nunx0_i386.deb) …
dpkg – warning, overriding problem because –force enabled:
trying to overwrite `/usr/lib/bonobo/servers/GNOME_MiniCommanderApplet.server’, which is also in package gnome-applets-data
Setting up mini-commander (2.13.90-0nunx0) …

Oh, and the package is not signed by anyone you know and trust. If you are wary of installing unsigned binary packages from $deity-knows-where on the internet you are a) right and b) sadly out of luck.  Should you not trust my package you can make one yourself from the mentioned versions of the official package files (look for them in your /var/cache/apt/archives directory)


So now I got my mini-commander applet back.

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2 Responses to Mini-commander in Ubuntu 8.0.4 Hardy Heron

  1. Peter Stoops says:

    Great! Thanks for this, I was also missing it, and neither Deskbar nor the “Run Application” suited my meeds.

  2. Peter Stoops says:

    Oh, yes, one other thing, there is a newer version, the link in your post doesn’t work any more. It’s now.

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