Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know Sunflower is a highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux and Unix Systems, written in GTK. While it already comes with a few plugins enabled by default, new plugins can be added. The latest version available is Sunflower 0.1a.58.
In this article I will show you how to install Sunflower on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Debian and all their derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Sunflower 0.1a.58 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the sunflower package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/sunflower
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install sunflower
Optional: To remove the recently added PPA, uninstall sunflower and downgrade all the packages that got upgraded, do:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:atareao/sunflower
While Sunflower 0.1a.58 is not available via any repository for Debian systems, we can easily download the sunflower package and install it via gdebi (i prefer gdebi over dpkg -i, due to the fact that it also handles dependencies):
$ wget sunflower-fm.org/pub/sunflower-0.1a.58-1.all.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi sunflower-0.1a.58-1.all.deb
Optional, to remove Sunflower do:
$ sudo apt-get remove sunflower