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Old 06-19-2005, 12:50 AM   #1
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Limewire


where does limewire and other programs install to? I am using NLD9
 
Old 06-19-2005, 01:18 AM   #2
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Hi,

I installed Limewire in /usr/local to allow system wide use

Worked first try once java was installed

Hope this is what you need to know.....


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Old 06-19-2005, 01:20 AM   #3
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ok now I just need to make a link for limewire in my start menu .. how do you do this?
 
Old 06-19-2005, 01:20 AM   #4
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well most programs in linux which would be considered apps are installed to /usr and the executable to /usr/bin. so if you install limewire, there would be several entries in the /usr tree, and there would be a limewire file in /usr/bin.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 01:23 AM   #5
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my limewire file is in /usr/lib/Limewire

so I just need to put a link in my start menu for it .
 
Old 06-19-2005, 01:24 AM   #6
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My executable lives in:

/usr/share/applications


I have a desktop shortcut to this location, it makes it easy to find the īnot often used appsī

I setup a desktop shortcut to this location
 
Old 06-19-2005, 01:31 AM   #7
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I dont want it on my desktop though, I need it in a category in my start menu, I wish I could just drag it over to the menu and it will put it in the folder that I drop it in but it wont let me....
 
Old 06-19-2005, 01:36 AM   #8
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Donīt know about your distribution but in Mandrake I use menuedit to add items, not sure about the command line route or if you distro has a tool for editing the menu.

Sorry I cant give a clear answer for your disto
 
Old 06-19-2005, 02:23 AM   #9
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actually menuedit isnt from a certain distro, it is part of kde. you didnt specify which window manager or desktop environment you use, but there are several ways to make the links. if you are using kde, there is a menueditor in the kde "starter button" under i believe settings or something. i dont know cuase i hate kde with a passion. too unstable... anyway. if you are using gnome i believe there is a menueditor for it, but again i dont use it either, cause it has always been buggy... but i believe that if you open a terminal and enter LimeWire it will execute right? so you should just be able to add a launcher without haveing to know the path, just the command.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 02:25 AM   #10
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yeh limewire works, and I am using GNOME under Novell Linux Desktop 9...
 
Old 06-20-2005, 07:22 PM   #11
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well i cant say that i am completely sure what the thread is about. but if like i said, in general programs in linux are in /usr.;
 
  


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