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How do you install software from GitHub? [ Solved ]

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:50 am

I keep seeing useful utilities hosted on GitHub, but downloading the Zip files just gives me a folder that won't install like a debian file will.

an example is this Desktop Capture application written specifically for Cinnamon, but I can't get it installed.

https://github.com/rjanja/desktop-capture

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Re: How do you install software from GitHub?

Post by HaveaMint » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:00 am

AZgl1500 wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:50 am
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I "think" (sometimes) and this time my thoughts were wrong. NVM :oops:
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Re: How do you install software from GitHub?

Post by JeremyB » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:00 am

Did you see
Move capture@rjanja folder into ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/
Restart Cinnamon (Alt+F2, r)
From the page, the .local folder is hidden, do a CTRL+h in file manager to show hidden folders

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Re: How do you install software from GitHub?

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:08 am

JeremyB wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:00 am
Did you see
Move capture@rjanja folder into ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/
Restart Cinnamon (Alt+F2, r)
From the page, the .local folder is hidden, do a CTRL+h in file manager to show hidden folders
yes, I saw that, but it meant nothing to me, I just glossed right over it.

surely it can't be that simple?

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Re: How do you install software from GitHub?

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:13 am

Move capture@rjanja folder into ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/
Restart Cinnamon (Alt+F2, r)


okay, did that, and nothing changed, nothing extra in the Menu, PrtScreen is the same as it was.


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Re: How do you install software from GitHub?

Post by JeremyB » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:20 am

You may have messed up permissions using elevated privileges in your home folder

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ls -al ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets

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Re: How do you install software from GitHub?

Post by Pjotr » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:23 am

JeremyB wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:20 am
You may have messed up permissions using elevated privileges in your home folder
If so, fix it like this:

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sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME
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Re: How do you install software from GitHub?

Post by smurphos » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:27 am

Once it's added to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets and Cinnamon has been restarted open the Applets setting module to add it to your panel.

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Re: How do you install software from GitHub?

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:33 am

smurphos wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:27 am
Once it's added to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets and Cinnamon has been restarted open the Applets setting module to add it to your panel.
This did the trick, and again, it is a useless application for me.
it just added another "junk" menu to get in the way of me saving Screenshots and having the Default "Save To" folder be Desktop

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