How to Install Rainlendar2 Desktop Calendar App in Ubuntu – A Free Desktop Calendar Application for Linux

In this article we are going to learn How to install rainlendar2 desktop calendar app in Ubuntu. rainlendar2 is a open source free desktop calendar application is a simple calendar gadget for your desktop. It’s looks so beautiful and highly personalized which make your desktop’s look nice. The main advantage of rainlendar2 desktop calendar app is it’s not just a calendar application but much more then that.

So let’s have look at features of rainlendar2 free desktop calendar application :

  • It’s an cross platform application available for major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.
  • Set your Alarms.
  • Manage day to day tasks and events by listing in rainlendar2 desktop calendar app.
  • Official skins and languages are available for download.
  • Completely Customizable.
  • Available for 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems.

How to Install Rainlendar2 Desktop Calendar App in Ubuntu – A Free Desktop Calendar Application for Linux

Follow the below steps to install rainlendar2 desktop calendar app in Ubuntu – A free desktop calendar application for Linux

We should always Update the Packages and Repositories of Ubuntu before start the installation of any package. So use the below command to do the same.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                       
Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease
Reading package lists... Done

After updating the Packages & Repositories now download the rainlendar2 desktop calendar app from official website using below command.

[email protected]:~$ wget http://www.rainlendar.net/download/rainlendar2-lite_2.13.1.b147-1_amd64.deb
--2017-12-25 01:45:01--  http://www.rainlendar.net/download/rainlendar2-lite_2.13.1.b147-1_amd64.deb
Resolving www.rainlendar.net (www.rainlendar.net)... 192.185.21.207
Connecting to www.rainlendar.net (www.rainlendar.net)|192.185.21.207|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 14722852 (14M) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: ‘rainlendar2-lite_2.13.1.b147-1_amd64.deb’

rainlendar2-lite_2.13.1.b147-1_amd64.deb   100%[=====================================================================================>]  14.04M   604KB/s    in 26s     

2017-12-25 01:45:28 (558 KB/s) - ‘rainlendar2-lite_2.13.1.b147-1_amd64.deb’ saved [14722852/14722852]

As you can see below we have already downloaded the rainlendar2 .deb package.

[email protected]:~$ ls -l rainlendar2-lite_2.13.1.b147-1_amd64.deb   # Downloaded Package
-rw-rw-r-- 1 itsmarttricks itsmarttricks 14722852 Nov 14  2015 rainlendar2-lite_2.13.1.b147-1_amd64.deb

Now we are ready to install the rainlendar2 free desktop calendar application. Hence follow the below command to install the package.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -i rainlendar2-lite_2.13.1.b147-1_amd64.deb   # Install the Package
Selecting previously unselected package rainlendar2-lite.
(Reading database ... 175756 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack rainlendar2-lite_2.13.1.b147-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking rainlendar2-lite (2.13.1.b147-1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of rainlendar2-lite:
 rainlendar2-lite depends on libwebkitgtk-1.0-0; however:
  Package libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package rainlendar2-lite (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 rainlendar2-lite

As you can see above, during installation rainlendar2 desktop calendar app asking for dependencies. You can use the below command to install all required dependencies.

Note : The below command will install both rainlendar2 package with all required dependencies.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install -f   # Install required dependencies
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0 libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 libwebkitgtk-1.0-common
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0 libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 libwebkitgtk-1.0-common
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 354 not upgraded.
3 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 9,807 kB/10.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 42.5 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y  ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation

As you can see above we have successfully installed the rainlendar2 free desktop calendar application. To confirm the same refer the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l rainlendar2-lite   # Confirm the installed Package
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii  rainlendar2-lite                     2.13.1.b147-1           amd64                   Customizable desktop calendar

Now to open the application just type the command rainlendar2 on shell prompt. Refer the command below.

[email protected]:~$ rainlendar2   # Open the application

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How To Uninstall Rainlendar2 Desktop Calendar App in Ubuntu ?

To uninstall the rainlendar2 free desktop calendar application use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r rainlendar2-lite   # Uninstall the rainlendar2 Application
(Reading database ... 176479 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing rainlendar2-lite (2.13.1.b147-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to Install Rainlendar2 Desktop Calendar App in Ubuntu – A Free Desktop Calendar Application for Linux. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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