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Old 10-08-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
Finlay
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how to create link to an executable?


situation:

got an app in: /usr/local/cheese
it is called: cheese

when i ssh in i want to be able to just type: cheese

and then get my cheese.

Do i need to make a link? (if so how)
Do i need to add cheese to my path? (if so how)

Thanks
 
Old 10-08-2004, 05:46 PM   #2
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You can add a link to your ~/bin/ ... "ln -s /usr/local/cheese/cheese ~/bin/cheese". ~/bin is pretty much standard in path for all the distros I've seen.

Or, you can add /usr/local/cheese/ to your path ... Edit ~/.bash_profile . There will be a line that says something like "PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin". Add ":/usr/local/cheese" to the end. Be sure you have the colon, that's how it differentiates.

Or, you can add an alias to the ~/.bash_profile ... Down near the bottom of the file, add a line "alias cheese=/usr/local/cheese/cheese".
 
Old 10-08-2004, 06:10 PM   #3
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slackware doesn't have .bash_profile

i tried the link thing and i get:
command not found
if i do ./cheese on the link i get
Too many levels of symbolic links
 
Old 10-08-2004, 06:29 PM   #4
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The app is located at /usr/local/cheese/cheese or /usr/local/cheese/bin/cheese? Anyway, find exactly where the executable binary is and do:

ln -s /path/to/binary /usr/local/bin/cheese

as root. Then just type cheese on the command line without the "./".
 
Old 10-08-2004, 06:32 PM   #5
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did that:
root@Olympus:~# ln -s /usr/local/tapeware/twadmin /usr/local/bin/twadmin
root@Olympus:~# ls
Desktop/ dead.letter installs/ loadlin16c.zip server\ build.txt
News/ hupgpm* loadlin16c.txt server\ build.doc
root@Olympus:~# twadmin
Exec: Unable to find admin.bin
root@Olympus:~#
 
Old 10-08-2004, 06:48 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Finlay
slackware doesn't have .bash_profile
Not unless you edit and save it ...


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-08-2004, 06:51 PM   #7
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Tink gets a negative affero for that
 
Old 10-08-2004, 07:17 PM   #8
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with Slackware, you make your own ~/.bashrc and/or ~/.bash_profile.....
 
Old 10-08-2004, 09:22 PM   #9
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I'm kind of curious about what that "cheese" program does. ;-)
 
Old 10-08-2004, 11:03 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Finlay
did that:
root@Olympus:~# ln -s /usr/local/tapeware/twadmin /usr/local/bin/twadmin
root@Olympus:~# ls
Desktop/ dead.letter installs/ loadlin16c.zip server\ build.txt
News/ hupgpm* loadlin16c.txt server\ build.doc
root@Olympus:~# twadmin
Exec: Unable to find admin.bin
root@Olympus:~#
See if twadmin isn't actually a script, if it's try adding cd /usr/local/tapeware/ on it (before it tries to find admin.bin). If not, make a script in /usr/local/bin/ with a code like this inside:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
cd /usr/local/tapeware/
./twadmin
 
Old 10-09-2004, 02:50 AM   #11
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twadmin is binary
-rwx------ 1 root root 5276 2004-10-03 03:05 twadmin
that script works, so i will use that.

no cheese program, just trying to simplify, sometimes when you mention a real app you start a flamewar on how good the app is
 
Old 10-09-2004, 08:16 AM   #12
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I've done a little package with a nice .bashrc and bash_profile
I'm not at home so i make it in Windows so i can't put it .tgz
the site is that http://members.lycos.co.uk/jackberse...e_fix_i486.zip
download it
extract it
go to the root folder of the extracted archive
built a .tgz with the file/folders... i think when you're there you can do that it with tgz command
make installpkg ....tgz
login as root
cd /root
cp .bashrc /home/user (user name)
cp .bash_profile /home/user
cd /home/user
chown user .bash*

now you must logout and login
With this script you also stay with a nice login name, and also you can open X applications and kde applications even if you change user

like that:
BEFORE YOU INSTALL THE PACKAGE
login in a console as some user non-root
su
put the pass of root user
now try to open any X application... you won't get it work
do su username
and try to open a kde application... like kwrite... you can cause it loose the bin path /opt/kde/bin
With my little fix Slackware 10 will be much better

Last edited by andrade; 10-09-2004 at 08:17 AM.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 08:19 AM   #13
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Other thing:

To link anything better make it with ln -sf
Anyway don't install packages in /usr/local unless you know what you're doying
When you install a src package configure it with
./configure --prefix=/usr
 
  


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