Linux Mint 12

I would like to install simon (either version 0.3, or the current development version) under Linux Mint 12. This article shows that I wasn’t successful.

1. Yesterday, I downloaded simon_0.3.0-1ubuntu3_amd64.deb. I want to install simon 0.3 under Linux Mint 12 (64bit). But when I try to install simon via Package Installer, the following error message appears:

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libqt4-multimedia (>= 4:4.6.1)

2. Now, I am doing the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:grasch-simon-listens/simon
sudo apt-get update

The following error message appears:

W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Obviously, the simon package isn’t available any more at

3. I think that I should try to set up an Development Environment. Now, I enter the following command:

sudo apt-get install git-core build-essential cmake gettext gettext-kde kdeartwork \
kdelibs5-dev libxtst-dev libqt4-sql-sqlite libphonon-dev libattica-dev libattica0 zlib1g-dev

And now:

mkdir simon
cd simon
git clone git:// simonsource
cd /home/ubuntu/simon/simonsource

The following error message appears:

CMake Error at /usr/share/kde4/apps/cmake/modules/FindPackageHandleStandardArgs.cmake:198 (MESSAGE):
Call Stack (most recent call first):
simonlib/simonsound/CMakeLists.txt:11 (find_package)

– Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!

Now I try:


But again, the the same error message as before appears.

Conclusion: Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to install simon under Linux Mint 12.


2 Responses to “Linux Mint 12”

  1. I.C.Wiener says:

    Install “libasound2-dev” :)

    After that I also needed “libqwt-dev”

  2. producer says:

    Thanks for your comment. I installed both packages via Synaptic. simon is working now. Problem solved. Thank you very much!