[PC-BSD Pbi-dev] lxsession-edit-0.2.0
ken at pcbsd.org
Thu Sep 15 10:41:54 PDT 2011
On 09/15/11 00:22, Ryan Mitchener wrote:
> Alright, I'm trying to learn how to create PBI's so I can be of more
> help in the future. I figured I'd start with something small that
> wasn't available in PBI repos or ports. So I am trying to create a PBI
> of lxsession-edit.
> It is a small program that only has one out-of-box (LXDE) requirement
> of intltool. So I simply installed that from ports and proceeded to
> extract the source lxsession-edit tarball I downloaded from LXDE's
> after extracting I ran ./configure --prefix=/home/lxsession-edit-pbi/
> then gmake
> then gmake install
> I then ran ldd on the lxsession-edit bin and copied all of the
> required libraries into their respective folder in my
> lxsession-edit-pbi folder.
> From the get go, I cannot run lxsession-edit program from within the
> directory like I can run chromium from chromium's PBI install folder
> in /usr/pbi/chromium-i386. lxsession-edit doesn't do anything. It just
> says command not found.
> I went ahead and tried to create the PBI which I successfully did
> using pbi_create. However even after "installing" it no folders or
> files had be copied to /usr/pbi and I still could not run lxsession-edit.
> Where did I go wrong? I shouldn't need any scripts or a config file if
> I input the pbi information into the pbi_create command correct?
> Unfortunately the PBI creator pbi only works for pcbsd 8 as I am on
> pcbsd 9 beta 2 now.
> Thanks for your help.
> -Ryan Mitchener
> Pbi-dev mailing list
> Pbi-dev at lists.pcbsd.org
One thing that might be causing this is if the program executable that
you are trying to run is actually a wrapper script of some kind rather
than a binary file. For those, we usually have to check the first line
of the file and make sure it is using the right path for the script
#!/bin/python -> should become -> #!/usr/pbi/(pbi-name)/bin/python
This is because each program is (or should be) packaged with the proper
version of the language it uses (especially for these programs that are
simply ruby/python scripts) and you want to make sure to use the right
one. This is usually accomplished by putting a quick "sed" line in the
post-install.sh script to fix the first line. If you want to see an
example, take a look at the modules for games/fretsonfire or
games/frozenbubble in our source tree (pbi/modules/games/....)
BTW, what folder are you running the program from?
i.e. /usr/pbi/(pbi-name)/bin/ or /usr/pbi/(pbi-name)/.sbin ?
The executables in the .sbin folder have all the linking properly set up
(and run the command of the same name in the (pbi-name)/bin folder), and
are the commands that should be run to start the program, otherwise you
can get some interesting errors about missing files.
~~ Ken Moore ~~
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