How one make binaries accessible from menu?

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How one make binaries accessible from menu?

Postby georg.schramm on Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:28 am

Hello,

I downloaded Blender 2.66a (it's a compressed tar-ball including binaries) and put it in /usr/local/bin/ . What I have to do, to make it accessible from the input field in the menu or from terminal? Is there any folder/directory which indicated programs automatically?

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Re: How one make binaries accessible from menu?

Postby xenopeek on Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:32 am

/usr/local/bin should be in your default path. Run:
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echo $PATH

to check. Entries are separated by colons.

Depending on which desktop environment you use, you may be able to right-click your menu button and select to edit your menu. You can then add a new entry to your menu and as command give the full location of your Blender 2.66a binary. You can then launch it from the menu. Usually you will have a README or INSTALL file in the tarball that details how to start the application.
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Re: How one make binaries accessible from menu?

Postby georg.schramm on Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:00 am

Thank you for your answer. I'm using the Mate Desktop. Right click on the menu does not have any effect (no context menu). Which file I have to create in one of the $PATH folders? A softlink?
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Re: How one make binaries accessible from menu?

Postby xenopeek on Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:12 am

On Linux Mint 14 you should be able to right-click on the menu button. Don't open the menu, right-click on the button. I believe you can find the application for editing your menu also in the list of applications itself. IIRC, it is called Main Menu? Try searching in the menu for "menu" and see what comes up.
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Re: How one make binaries accessible from menu?

Postby georg.schramm on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:53 am

Thank you very much.
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