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HI experts,

I have ubuntu 11.10, I just downloaded Eclipse Papyrus. I did a manual install by downloading and simply dropping the extracted papyrus directory into my /usr/lib/ directory.

I tried installing by "Adding new software in eclipse" with errors. Anyhow, can you please tell me how to allow dash menu to know the program exists? I would like it to be categorized as a "Developer" application.

I appreciate any insight. Thank you!
 
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    asked 11/24/2011 12:47

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    Hi!

    Place the executable file here: /usr/bin/papyrus

    Place the icon for Papyrus here: /usr/share/app-install/icons/papyrus_icon.png
    And here: /usr/share/pixmaps/papyrus_icon.xpm

    Create a file: sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/papyrus.desktop
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Papyrus
    Comment=Comment about the program
    Exec=papyrus
    Terminal=false
    Icon=papyrus_icon
    Type=Application
    Categories=Development;Qt;
    Version=1.0

    Regards, Tobias
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    TobiasHolm

    Hi Tobias!

    Thank you for taking the time to help me. Gobble Gobble!

    I have a couple of questions. and please excuse my ignorance. I have taken an intro class and am registered for an advanced course in Linux. I'm sure many would say, open a book, which i do. but its nice to have formal accountability that a curriculum course provides at a community college. So i am very new to Linux.

    1. I see the icon ix of .xpm format when downloaded. I do not see a png icon. Is it ok to use the xpm instead of png? The rest of the icons in this directory seem to be .png format.

    2. In reference to the executable file, should i create a symbolic link to the original folder? If i were to drag the executable file from the directory structure, will it detect the source files required for the application to run?

    Thank yoU!
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    answered 2011-11-24 at 13:29:21

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    gregg_s

    Excuse grammar, result of several beverages.  :-O
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    answered 2011-11-24 at 18:37:13

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    gregg_s

    Hi!

    You can use GIMP to convert the icon to PNG.

    You should be able to make a symbolic link in the /usr/bin folder instead of copying the file. I haven't tested it myself though.

    Regards, Tobias
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    answered 2011-11-24 at 18:38:23

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    TobiasHolm

    I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

    Accepted answer: 0 points for gregg_s's comment http:/Q_27463681.html#37190205

    for the following reason:

    Sorry for delay. Thank you!

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    answered 2011-11-25 at 05:21:31

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    gregg_s

    Well i clicked the wrong thing. I wasnt paying close enough attention. Tobias did excellent job please reverse my request to cancel. Sorry!
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    answered 2011-11-29 at 07:00:03

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    gregg_s

    one more time :-D
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    answered 2011-11-29 at 07:02:28

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    gregg_s

    lol! Thank you!
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    answered 2011-11-29 at 07:03:22

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    TobiasHolm

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