How to get JungleDisk Desktop running on Ubuntu 11.10 and Gnome 3

JungleDisk is broken for Ubuntu again. It won’t start when selected from Gnome 3’s Activities dashboard, nor will it start when calling it manually from the command line.

$ junglediskdesktop
junglediskdesktop: error while loading shared libraries: libnotify.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory 

As suggested by JungleJason (http://askubuntu.com/a/84499), you’ll need to symlink libnotify.so.4 to libnotify.so.1. The latest version of Ubuntu (11.10) apparently only comes with the former variant.

If you’re running a 32-bit Ubuntu: 

$ cd /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ ; sudo ln -s ./libnotify.so.4 libnotify.so.1

If you’re running a 64-bit Ubuntu: 

$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libnotify.so.4 /usr/lib/libnotify.so.1

 

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6 thoughts on “How to get JungleDisk Desktop running on Ubuntu 11.10 and Gnome 3

  1. Thanks, I just realized that my JungleDisk backups were failing for months due to this problem, and after your suggested symlink, they're working again. Such a shame that JungleDisk doesn't make the software just work on the latest Ubuntu.

  2. Yeah, this is the second time I encounter problems with JungleDisk on Ubuntu. They're usually resolvable, though, which is good.Thanks for passing by!

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