Shock of all horrors – Ubuntu One, the free cloud storage service from Canonical, is not installed by default in Kubuntu Karmic Koala.image

Jonathan Jesse posted a quick how-to on his planet blog, which for sake of simplicity I’ll simply post the meat of here – but be sure to stop by and leave any thank you’s at his blog here.

Not as it seems…

Jonathan — as I would have — assumed installing the ubuntu-one-client was what was required. No-show.

You need to install the full ubuntu-one-client-gnome package to get it up and running. (Running isn’t the right word for a cloud app is it? Perhaps floating? =P)

Annoyingly for any KDE users with space issues, this will require the installation of 42 extra Gnome-happy packages.


If you’re okay with that then proceed by opening up Konsole and typing: –

  • sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-client-gnome
or click this

This will install all of the required UbuntuOne packages and dependencies.

The following extra packages will be installed:

gconf2 gconf2-common gnome-keyring libgconf2-4 libgcr0 libglade2-0
libgnome-keyring0 libgp11-0 libidl0 libnautilus-extension1 libnotify1
liborbit2 libpam-gnome-keyring libprotobuf3 libsexy2
libstartup-notification0 libwnck-common libwnck22 libxcb-atom1 libxcb-aux0
libxcb-event1 libxres1 notification-daemon protobuf-compiler python-cairo
python-configglue python-gnomekeyring python-gtk2 python-notify
python-openssl python-pam python-protobuf python-pyinotify python-serial
python-twisted-bin python-twisted-core python-twisted-names
python-twisted-web python-ubuntuone-client python-ubuntuone-storageprotocol

After which UbuntuOne will be ready for syncing!

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