Ubuntu: Trouble installing Rabbit VCS for nautilus


I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and following instructions mentioned here to install Rabbit VCS.

I added the PPA properly, did a sudo apt-get update and ran

sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-core rabbitvcs-nautilus rabbitvcs-thunar rabbitvcs-gedit rabbitvcs-cli

There were dependency issues and I googled a bit and found out that I need to install RabbitVCS only for nautilus as that is the default file manager for Ubuntu.

So I ran the install commands separately for rabbitvcs-core, rabbitvcs-gedit and rabbitvcs-cli. Now my understanding is that those are installed properly.

However when I run the install command for rabbitvcs-nautilus, I still get a dependency issue.

ranhiru@ranhiru-HP-HDX16-NoteBook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-nautilus  Reading package lists... Done  Building dependency tree         Reading state information... Done  Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have  requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable  distribution that some required packages have not yet been created  or been moved out of Incoming.  The following information may help to resolve the situation:    The following packages have unmet dependencies:   rabbitvcs-nautilus : Depends: nautilus (< 1:3.0~) but 1:3.2.1-0ubuntu2 is to be installed                        Depends: python-nautilus (< 1.0~) but 1.0-0ubuntu2 is to be installed  E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.  

How do I solve this?


If you've used the PPA (ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa) and want to install the version that supports GNOME3/Nautilus 3, install "rabbitvcs-nautilus3" instead of "rabbitvcs-nautilus".

Well, that fixes the installation issues. However, for me it still doesn't show up on right click.

Edit: after upgrading to the latest Nautilus from the Ubuntu 11.10 proposed repository, the right click menu finally works!


The error message is telling you that the packages in the repositories are newer then what RabbitVCS requires, i.e. it can't work with the new Nautilus from Gnome 3

UPDATE: Actually, if you have a look at RabbitVCS site, you'll see that release 0.15 adds support for Nautilus 3.0 - however, the version in Ubuntu repositories is 0.13

The site also contains instructions on how to install the recent version from a tarball.


Run the following command in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-core rabbitvcs-nautilus3 rabbitvcs-thunar rabbitvcs-gedit rabbitvcs-cli  

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