Difference between revisions of "HOWTO: Avant Window Navigator"
Latest revision as of 17:15, 26 February 2009
Avant Window Navigator (AWN) is a nice application dock for Gnome (might work in KDE, I havent tested it).
When writing this howto, the ebuild for AWN was not working. So this is how to build and install it from the svn sources.
sudo emerge bzr
If sudo does not work try su
Fetch the Sources
To download the bzr sources, open a terminal and type the following:
bzr checkout http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~awn-core/awn/trunk avant-window-navigator
Once it is done downloading, enter the directory so we can begin compiling
Compile and Install
Now we are ready to compile and install, the following commands will take care of that:
./autogen.sh make sudo make install
NOTE: If you are using 3.4a and sudo doesn't work for you, either use "su -" command to become root, or read HOWTO: Enable sudo
For some reason, AWN installs its libraries in /usr/local/lib instead of in /usr/lib. So you will get an error trying to run it. To solve this, I just symlinked the libraries like this:
sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/libawn.so.0.0.1 /usr/lib/libawn.so sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/libawn.so.0.0.1 /usr/lib/libawn.so.0
Run the Program
After fixing those libraries, AWN should run, you can run it in a terminal like this:
It should have created a menu entry under Accessories as well
Auto Start at Login
Open the main menu and navigate to Settings -> Autostarted Applications
Click on add and enter the following information:
Name: Avant Window Navigator Command: avant-window-manager
That should be it! Enjoy your new dock!