How to Install the latest Nemo from Source (GitHub)

If you like Bleeding Edge, then you have come to the right place! In this howto we will take a look at how to install the latest version of Nemo on GitHub. But be warned, its not always well tested fully tested (Hence the name Bleeding Edge!).

Install all the packages needed to compile Nemo

The following tools are needed to compile from source

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk-doc-tools libgail-3-dev libnotify-dev

Git the latest source code

You can setup your own fork of Nemo, or use one of the many already available. Here is the latest code from the official linuxmint repository.

git clone git://

Compile and install!

cd nemo/
dpkg-buildpackage -d -b
cd ..

Make sure you removed all the previous Nemo installs!

sudo apt-get purge nemo nemo-data nemo-dbg libnemo-extension1a

The following command shouldn’t return anything if everything is removed

sudo dpkg -l | grep nemo

Install your freshly compiled Nemo!

sudo dpkg -i nemo*.deb libnemo*.deb gir*.deb

To check if you have the latest version, do a

nemo --quit
nemo --version

Here is a good tutorial on how to install Cinnamon and Muffin from Source:

Personally, I use all of autarkper’s repo’s as they are usually one step ahead in terms of features and bugfixes:

Have fun and remember to report any bugs to GitHub!