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Old 08-06-2012, 05:55   #1
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make package from a fresh compile: about files right??

Hello all,

I made a package after compiling OpenCPN source code and I had files right problem when I deploy the .deb on my target...

(I compile it and make a package on a virtualbox target but deploy on a hardware target running Lubuntu 10.04)

In fact on my target I must be root to launch OpenCPN...

What is need to do to deal with files right?
I mean to be able to build a .deb that evrybody could install.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:06   #2
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Re: make package from a fresh compile: about files right??

Emmanuel...
You must be root to install any deb package - it writes to /usr, which is -w for normal users, but you don't need to be root to run what's installed there. If it's not the case, something went wrong when you created the package. Upload your package somewhere so we can have a look then.

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Old 08-06-2012, 08:00   #3
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Re: make package from a fresh compile: about files right??

Pavel,

Of course I know that you must be root to install a .deb package.

In fact, I didn't explain well my problem.

In my lubuntu with the package I made (with 3.0.0 source and
$ sudo make package ) I havent any link to opencpn create in my launch menu.

So I need to go in /usr/local/share/applications to lauch OCPN.
and of course I need to be root to do that.

So finally the title of this thread would be: How to customize the package to create a link in the launch menu of lubuntu ... sorry

Thanks Pavel

(I am a poor software maker )
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:44   #4
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Re: make package from a fresh compile: about files right??

And I'm no LXDE user, so excuse my ignorance here Could you point me to some instructions to make a shortcut in LXDE? That process will have to be somehow incorporated into the package build.

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Old 08-06-2012, 09:19   #5
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Re: make package from a fresh compile: about files right??

May not be related but
Quote:
$ sudo make package
you don't need to be root to create a package so
Quote:
$ make package
should work.

BTW, you should use /usr prefix when you create a package
Quote:
cmake -DPREFIX=/usr ../
If you create a link in /usr/share/applications can you see it in the launch menu? (if yes, then the above PREFIX=/usr wil do the job)

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Old 09-06-2012, 00:15   #6
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Re: make package from a fresh compile: about files right??

hey Pavel, the ignorant here, it's me, so don't take my job !

humm I will test what SethDart talk about.

If I well remembered when I installed an old package made by OpenCPN team for Ubuntu 10.04, it made a link in the LXDE start menu "Educational -> OpenCPN"

Well I need to learn on how "link in start menu" are build with "make package"...

I will do that this weekend, if somebody know, evry help is welcome!

Emmanuel

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And I'm no LXDE user, so excuse my ignorance here Could you point me to some instructions to make a shortcut in LXDE? That process will have to be somehow incorporated into the package build.

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Re: make package from a fresh compile: about files right??

OK, so after a quick search, to creat a new menu item in LXDE:

The application menu works by resolving the .desktop files located in /usr/share/applications (from https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LXDE).

So, I think its same as in KDE and Gnome.
Well so I didn't understand why when I make the package its not modify .desktop to add the link to OCPN.

Well, I need to install the package in my Ubuntu 11.10 to look if a menu item is build.
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Re: make package from a fresh compile: about files right??

Emmanuel,

You are right. OpenCPN appears under Educational in the menu. If you did not use cmake -DPREFIX=/usr ../ the menu incorrectly registers opencpn as /usr/bin/opencpn. Without the cmake -DPREFIX=/usr ../, the executable is actually installed in /usr/local/bin/opencpn. It would be a rare exception for a program compiled from source to install in /usr/bin. However, most if not all "packaged" programs (.deb/.rpm) install their executables in /usr/bin. I resolved the issue by creating a desktop shortcut to /usr/local/bin/opencpn.

Could not find a way to edit the menu... Would love to know how if you find an answer.

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Re: make package from a fresh compile: about files right??

Hello all,

I made some test yesterday and I confirm what I thinking, my problem is a right file problem.
Nothing to do with cmake -DPREFIX=/usr ../
So I will start another thread more precise about this problem.

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