Recently, I covered Nautilus Actions Extra, which provides a number of handy scripts for Nautilus 3 that are integrated with the Ubuntu right-click menu. While Nautilus Actions can be installed via the official PPA in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and Ubuntu 12,04 Precise Pangolin, some users are facing the Trace/Breakpoint Trap error, when installing Nautilus Actions Extra version 3.1.5. It also appears that even if Nautilus Actions gets installed, the “Nautilus Actions Configuration Tool” automatically closes after it is launched. An easy way to avoid this error and associated issues, is to install Nautilus Actions Extra with an alternative method. In this post I will walk you through the process of installing Nautilus Actions 3.1.5 in such a way that you can circumvent the Trace/Breakpoint Trap error.
To install Nautilus Actions in Ubuntu 11.10, enter the below commands in the Terminal. The method might also work for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, however, I have not tested it myself.
wget -O nautilus-actions-3.1.5.tar.gz http://goo.gl/qitnX tar zxvf nautilus-actions-3.1.5.tar.gz cd nautilus-actions-3.1.5 ./configure --with-gtk=3 make sudo make install
Once the above commands are entered in the precise sequence, Nautilus Actions will be installed. You can start Nautilus-Actions from the Terminal with the below command or run it via the Ubuntu Unity Dash:
Whether this is a development glitch or some incompatibility problem due to the ever changing architecture of Linux operating systems like Ubuntu, one thing is for sure that developers are having a hard time keeping up with Linux kernel level and other architecture changes. Companies like Canonical should give some breathing space to developers for a change and slow down their unstable development cycles to opt for a more stable operating system version. Since the inception of Unity, many Ubuntu users have been avoiding a switch to newer Ubuntu versions due to the instability that newer versions are brining along. If Linux is to remain more than a kernel, then stable Linux OS will have to be produced, with longer development cycles and fewer changes.
If you come across any further Nautilus Actions issues or bugs, you can report them at Launchpad.