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Compiled with Make Question

Post by StevenC21 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:44 pm

So, I just went and compiled Neovim using Make. Is there any way to get it to, without resorting to the Package Manager version, get it to show up in my installed programs list (By which I mean the GUI list in the Cinnamon Menu).

I am using Linux Mint 19 - Cinnamon.

Not really necessary, but inxi -Fxz:

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System:    Host: steven-GL753VE Kernel: 4.15.0-24-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: GL753VE v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: GL753VE v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: GL753VE.306 date: 01/02/2018
Battery    BAT0: charge: 41.1 Wh 97.5% condition: 42.1/48.2 Wh (87%)
           model: Simplo SDI ICR18650 status: N/A
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ (-MT-MCP-) 
           arch: Skylake rev.9 cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 22464
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 3000 MHz 2: 3000 MHz 3: 2987 MHz
           4: 3000 MHz 5: 3000 MHz 6: 3000 MHz 7: 2947 MHz 8: 2998 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 591b bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting,nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.02hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
           version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.48 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel CM238 HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-24-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
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           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: Flash_Drive size: 128.3GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 214G used: 45G (22%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 16.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
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           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
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           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 
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Re: Compiled with Make Question

Post by md419 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:41 pm

Is this helpful ? ... viewtopic.php?f=90&t=230142

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Re: Compiled with Make Question

Post by StevenC21 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:08 pm

Yes, but it has a couple issues. First, I already compiled and installed the package. Second, I don't know how to recompile it, and since it's not repo code I can't used the linked instructions. Can an experienced user help me perhaps?
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Re: Compiled with Make Question

Post by lazarus » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:16 pm

You just want an icon in the menu? If not, (you want SW Mgr to list it as installed?) ignore the following waffle. :)

You can add the cmd for your program directly to the menu, but I prefer to call the cmd via a script for flexibility. As an example, here's how I added "Dwarf Fortress" to mine.

I keep DF in /home/Bin/df_44_11_linux and made a shell script ( to invoke it. I won't list my here but, of course, a minimum script is:

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<your cmd line here>
Probably wouldn't hurt to do a

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chmod 775 <path to here>
just to ensure correct permissions.

So,adding this script (or a simple cmd) to the menu:

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cd /usr/share/applications
sudo -H gedit DF.desktop
In Gedit I add the following:

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[Desktop Entry]
Name=Dwarf Fortress
GenericName=Launch Dwarf Fortress
Exec=sh /home/lazarus/Bin/df_44_11_linux/
I believe most of the fields are pretty self-explanatory. Exec=sh /home/lazarus/Bin/df_44_11_linux/ is the part doping all the work. Save the changes, exit Gedit and...

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sudo chmod 644 /usr/share/applications/DF.desktop
to ensure the right permissions.

DF now shows up in my Menu under Games sub-menu as "Dwarf Fortress"
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