Installing Plank Dock on Debian Jessie

Plank is the dock which features in the very nicely presented Ubuntu distro Elementary linux. I recently switched from Docky as I like Planks simplicity. This is what was required.

Get the latest tar.xz from

Install dependencies

sudo apt-get install automake gnome-common intltool pkg-config valac libbamf3-dev libdbusmenu-gtk3-dev libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev libgee-dev libglib2.0-dev libgtk-3-dev libwnck-3-dev libx11-dev libgee-0.8-dev

Then compile and install



sudo make install

Lastly run (to update shared libraries)

sudo ldconfig

Lastly if you’re running openbox like I am (a la Crunchbang) add the following to your file

# Plank
plank &