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Offline madmax

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Icons/applications in Wbar
« on: November 02, 2019, 08:42:48 AM »
Hello:

I've installed Xfe to load 'on boot' but, unlike other applications (jpilot, calculator, etc.) I installed before and after Xfe, it only appears in the Apps menu but not in the Wbar. I know it loads dynamically each time TC boots, but I cannot find where TC reads the data to load the applications that show up in Wbar.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
MM

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Re: Icons/applications in Wbar
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 01:44:52 PM »
Hello:
... cannot find where TC reads the data to load the applications that show up in Wbar.

I'll ask the question in a different manner.

This is what my .wbar looks like:

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# The Bar && Font && Font size (11)
i: /usr/local/share/wbar/osxbarback.png
t: /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/luxisr/11
c: wbar --bpress --pos bottom --zoomf 1.00001 --isize 30  --jumpf 0.0     --idist 7
i: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/exittc.png
t: Exit
c: exec exittc
i: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/editor.png
t: Editor
c: exec editor
i: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/cpanel.png
t: ControlPanel
c: exec cpanel
i: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/apps.png
t: Apps
c: exec apps
i: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/flrun.png
t: RunProgram
c: exec flrun
i: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/mnttool.png
t: MountTool
c: exec mnttool
i: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/aterm.png
t: Terminal
c: exec aterm
i: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/accessories-calculator.png
t: calculator
c: exec gnome-calculator
i: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/jpilot.png
t: jpilot
c: exec /usr/local/bin/jpilot
i: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/mc.png
t: mc
c: exec aterm -e mc
i: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/palemoon.png
t: PaleMoon
c: exec /usr/local/palemoon/palemoon

As you can see, applications which are part of the default CorePlus installation are there as well as calculator, jpilot and mc, which I installed afterwards and are there every time I boot.

What I need is to have xfe in wbar. I installed it after calculator and before jpilot and mc but it is not there and I cannot figure out why.

When I installed calculator, jpilot and mc, the respective icons appeared in wbar right away.

Thanks in advance.

MM
 

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Re: Icons/applications in Wbar
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2019, 02:37:40 PM »
Hi madmax
Post the contents of the  .desktop  file for xfe:
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cat  /usr/local/share/applications/xfe.desktop

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Re: Icons/applications in Wbar
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2019, 02:49:17 PM »
Hello Rich:
... contents of the .desktop  file for xfe:
Here it is:

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tc@box:~$ cat  /usr/local/share/applications/xfe.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Xfe
Name[cs]=Xfe
Name[de]=Xfe
Name[el]=ΕξΕφΈ (Xfe)
Name[es]=Xfe
Name[es_AR]=Xfe
Name[es_CO]=Xfe
Name[fi]=Xfe
Name[fr]=Xfe
Name[hu]=Xfe
Name[it]=Xfe
Name[nl]=Xfe
Name[pl]=Xfe
Name[ru]=Xfe
Name[sv]=Xfe
Name[zh_TW]=Xfe
GenericName=File Manager
GenericName[cs]=Souborový manažer
GenericName[de]=Dateimanager
GenericName[el]=Διαχειριστής Αρχείων
GenericName[es]=Gestor de archivos
GenericName[es_AR]=Gestor de archivos
GenericName[es_CO]=Administrador de archivos
GenericName[fi]=File Manager
GenericName[fr]=Gestionnaire de fichiers
GenericName[hu]=Fájlkezelő
GenericName[it]=File Manager
GenericName[nl]=Bestandsbeheerder
GenericName[pl]=Menedżer plików
GenericName[pt_BR]=Gerenciador de Arquivos
GenericName[ru]=Файловый менеджер
GenericName[sv]=Filhanterare
GenericName[zh_TW]=檔案管理員
Comment=A lightweight file manager for X Window
Comment[cs]=Lehký souborový manažer pro X
Comment[de]=Ein leichter Dateimanager für X Window
Comment[el]=Ένας ελαφρύς διαχειριστής αρχείων για τα Εξ Γουίνντοου
Comment[es]=Un gestor de archivos ligero para X Window
Comment[es_AR]=Un gestor de archivos ligero para X Window
Comment[es_CO]=Un administrador de archivos ligero para X Window
Comment[fi]=Kevyt tiedostonhallinta X ikkunalle
Comment[fr]=Un gestionnaire de fichiers léger pour X Window
Comment[hu]=Pehelysúlyú fájlkezelő X Windowhoz
Comment[it]=Un file manager leggero per X Window
Comment[nl]=Een lichtgewicht bestandsbeheerder voor X-Window
Comment[pl]=Lekki menadżer plików dla X Window
Comment[pt_BR]=Um gerenciador de arquivos leve para o X Window
Comment[ru]=Легкий файловый менеджер для X Window
Comment[sv]=En lättviktig filhanterare för X Window
Comment[zh_TW]=X 視窗的輕量檔案管理員
Exec=xfe
Terminal=false
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true
Icon=xfe
Categories=System;FileManager;
tc@box:~$

Thanks for your help.
Cheers,
MM

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Re: Icons/applications in Wbar
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2019, 02:56:32 PM »
Hello,
f
hope  that it is sorted and configured with correct populated apps.

thx

V




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Re: Icons/applications in Wbar
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2019, 03:42:53 PM »
Hi madmax
I see 2 problems:
1. The  .desktop  file is missing the following line:
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X-FullPathIcon=/usr/local/share/pixmaps/xfe.png2. The extension is missing the file:
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/usr/local/share/pixmaps/xfe.png

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Re: Icons/applications in Wbar
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2019, 03:45:48 PM »
Hi vinceASPECT
Please stop posting irrelevant comments in other members threads.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2020, 05:01:36 AM by Rich »

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Re: Icons/applications in Wbar
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2019, 04:38:22 PM »
Hello Rich:
I see 2 problems ...
OK

I was trying to edit them (comparing to other working .desktop files) before I posted but I cannot edit them with sudo mc or sudo xfe ...   

Complains about being read-only file system.

Sort of lost here now.
Thanks in advance,

MM

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Re: Icons/applications in Wbar
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 05:32:52 PM »
Hi madmax
Try this:
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busybox cp -f /tmp/tcloop/xfe/usr/local/share/applications/xfe.desktop /usr/local/share/applications/xfe.desktopYou should now be able to edit  /usr/local/share/applications/xfe.desktop.

Download the attached  xfe.png file to  /usr/local/share/pixmaps/.

Use the  Backup  utility in the  ConrolPanel  to add  /usr/local/share/applications/xfe.desktop  and  /usr/local/share/pixmaps/xfe.png
to your backup (filetool.lst) and then run a backup. Reboot and verify your icon is present and works.

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Re: Icons/applications in Wbar
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2019, 06:19:32 PM »
Hello Rich:
Try this: ...
OK

Download the attached  xfe.png file to  /usr/local/share/pixmaps/.
No needed as it was present.

... add  /usr/local/share/applications/xfe.desktop ...

Reboot and verify ...
It lives !!!!
And works as intended. =-)

Q1:
The original .desktop file was present, I just was not able to edit it.
Your busybox line copied the one from the /tmp/loop to where it was, overwriting it (root needed).

So then I had a copy (albeit editable) of the original, which once edited enabled xfe to load as it should.

Shouldn't this new edited .desktop file be able to survive a reboot, just like the original one did?
ie: add to filetool.lst would not be needed. Or am I missing something?

Q2:
It would seem that the xfe.tcz was updated 2019/03 but could it be that it needs patching?

Rich: thank you very much for your help. Have a good week-end.

MM

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Re: Icons/applications in Wbar
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2019, 07:18:17 PM »
Hi madmax
... The original .desktop file was present, I just was not able to edit it.
Your busybox line copied the one from the /tmp/loop to where it was, overwriting it (root needed). ...
The  /tmp/tcloop/xfe/usr/local/share/applications/xfe.desktop  file is located inside the extension. Extensions use a  squashfs
format which is a  read only compressed file system.  The  /usr/local/share/applications/xfe.desktop  file was merely a link
back to the file in  /tmp/tcloop  so it was still  read only.  By copying the file from the  read only  file system to a writable
directory the file can be edited and saved in that directory.

The reason for using  busybox cp  is  GNU cp (if installed) refuses to overwrite the link.

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Shouldn't this new edited .desktop file be able to survive a reboot, just like the original one did?
ie: add to filetool.lst would not be needed. Or am I missing something?
/usr/local/share/applications/  gets rebuilt from scratch every time you boot, as does most of the file system.


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It would seem that the xfe.tcz was updated 2019/03 but could it be that it needs patching?
Send a PM to  GNUser  to alert him to this issue. Include a link to this thread.

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Re: Icons/applications in Wbar
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2019, 07:49:57 PM »
Hello Rich:
... /tmp/tcloop/xfe/usr/local/share/applications/xfe.desktop file is located inside the extension.
... a  squashfs format which is a read only compressed file system.
I see ...

... /usr/local/share/applications/xfe.desktop file was merely a link ...
Yes, I saw that and also tried to edit it. =^/

The reason for using  busybox cp is GNU cp (if installed) refuses to overwrite the link.
I see.

/usr/local/share/applications/ gets rebuilt from scratch every time you boot, as does most of the file system.
Indeed ...
A concept I still have to finish wrapping my head around.
TinyCore's main strength, practically indestructible.

Send a PM to GNUser ...
Done.

Thank you very much for taking the time to explain all this to me.

Have a good week-end.

Best,

MM

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Re: Icons/applications in Wbar
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2019, 02:27:06 PM »
@madmax - I will repackage xfe for Pure64 when xfe 1.44 comes out. I'll make sure the wbar issue is fixed.

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Re: Icons/applications in Wbar
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2019, 01:52:03 AM »
Hello:
@madmax - I will repackage xfe for Pure64 when xfe 1.44 comes out. I'll make sure the wbar issue is fixed.
OK.  = ^)
Please add it to the CorePlus 10.x repository also.

Thanks in advance,

MM

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Re: Icons/applications in Wbar
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2019, 06:28:38 AM »
Hi GNUser
I fixed and sent in the 32 bit version for you. I'm guessing you packaged it on a non Tinycore system? The user:group were
set to  1000:staff  instead of  tc:staff.  It didn't break anything I'm aware of, just an observation.