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    Default Putting application built from tarball into menu

    Just built HandBrake-1.0.1 from tarball with a great deal of help from The HandBrake Team.

    After running sudo make install all was well except that the executable was put in my /usr/local/bin directory.

    Two questions:-
    How may I put the HandBrake icon and title in my "start menu"

    Will other users be able to see and use HandBrake on this computer. I was under the impression they would but not if executable is in the directory it is surely. Where should it be and how should I have installed it to achieve all this?
    Budgie2

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    Hi
    Did it put the ghb.desktop file in /usr/share/applications or /usr/local/share/applications?

    Tou may need to create a softlink to it and then update the desktop database;
    Code:
    update-desktop-database /usr/share/applications
    Might also need to update the mime one as well...
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    Hi Malcolm,
    regret I am not with it tonight!

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Did it put the ghb.desktop file in /usr/share/applications or /usr/local/share/applications?
    That file is in /usr/local/share/applications

    Tou may need to create a softlink to it and then update the desktop database;
    Code:
    update-desktop-database /usr/share/applications
    Might also need to update the mime one as well...
    One step at a time; soft link where?
    What about pineapple icon?
    Mime one?

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    Would help to know which desktop you use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budgie2 View Post
    Hi Malcolm,
    regret I am not with it tonight!



    That file is in /usr/local/share/applications



    One step at a time; soft link where?
    What about pineapple icon?
    Mime one?
    Hi
    In /usr/share/applications;
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/local/share/applications/ghb.desktop /usr/share/applications/ghb.desktop
    update-desktop-database /usr/share/applications
    Or uninstall (make uninstall) and rebuild with the --prefix=/usr and it will put in the normal places....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Would help to know which desktop you use
    Hi and yes, please forgive. KDE.

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    Hi Malcolm,
    Many thanks. Will do it tomorrow. Getting late.
    Budgie2

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    Right click the menu icon select edit application add you item.

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    Default Re: Putting application built from tarball into menu

    On Mon 23 Jan 2017 12:26:01 AM CST, gogalthorp wrote:

    Right click the menu icon select edit application add you item.


    Hi
    Use Budgie2 wants it available for all users AFAIK, hence the need to
    set this in a system-wide 'standard' locale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    In /usr/share/applications;
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/local/share/applications/ghb.desktop /usr/share/applications/ghb.desktop
    update-desktop-database /usr/share/applications
    Or uninstall (make uninstall) and rebuild with the --prefix=/usr and it will put in the normal places....
    Hi Malcolm,
    Decided to uninstall and install using your suggestion. System didn't like --prefix=/usr. I checked out man install and --prefix is not there so I must be misunderstanding you.
    Grateful for further guidance please.
    Budgie2

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