[PC-BSD Testing] Running program from runports and KDE menu?

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Jul 6 11:29:20 PDT 2009



The sym-link is present on a fresh install of PC-BSD by default. For whatever reason, it was missing in
your case. You'll just have to make sure that it doesn't get blown away in the future :)

Did that fix being able to run pencil now BTW?


--
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

On Mon, 6 Jul 2009, Jeff wrote:

> 'which runports' returned command not found, because runports was not in /usr/local/bin.
> 
> The symlink solved the problem.
> Did you add that yourself? 
> 
> Yes, tcsh is on the system - it's offered as an alternative shell at install I believe.
> 
> --- On Mon, 7/6/09, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>
>       From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
>       Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Running program from runports and KDE menu?
>       To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
>       Date: Monday, July 6, 2009, 1:45 PM
> 
> 
>
>       For some odd reason, runports isn't being found in your path :(
>
>       Try "which runports"
>
>       On my system I have /usr/local/bin/runports -> /PCBSD/Scripts/runports.sh
>
>       If you are missing that, does sym-linking help?
>
>       # ln -fs /PCBSD/Scripts/runports.sh /usr/local/bin/runports
>
>       Also, do you have a /bin/tcsh on your system? Thats what runports uses for its script.
>
>       --
>       Kris Moore
>       PC-BSD Software
>
>       On Mon, 6 Jul 2009, Jeff wrote:
>
>       > [Jeff at pcbsd]/home/Jeff(10)% csh
>       > [Jeff at pcbsd]/home/Jeff(10)% runports /usr/local/bin/pencil
>       > runports: Command not found.
>       > [Jeff at pcbsd]/home/Jeff(11)% echo $PATH
>       >/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/games:/Programs/bin:/PCBSD/local/bin:/PCBSD/local/sbin:/PCBSD/local/kde4/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/
>
>       > bin:/usr/local/kde4/bin:/home/Jeff/bin
>       > [Jeff at pcbsd]/home/Jeff(12)%
>       >
>       > I'm pretty sure I was csh anyway.  Isn't that the default shell?
>       >
>       > /usr/local/bin is in the path.  Something is screwy...
>       >
>       > --- On Mon, 7/6/09, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>       >
>       >       From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
>       >       Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Running program from runports and KDE menu?
>       >       To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
>       >       Date: Monday, July 6, 2009, 1:17 PM
>       >
>       >
>       >
>       >       Ahh, so its "runports" which can't be found.
>       >
>       >       Try this:
>       >
>       >       switch to csh
>       >
>       >       % csh
>       >       % runports /usr/local/bin/pencil
>       >
>       >       Also, send me the output of "echo $PATH"
>       >
>       >
>       >       --
>       >       Kris Moore
>       >       PC-BSD Software
>       >
>       >       On Mon, 6 Jul 2009, Jeff wrote:
>       >
>       >       > [Jeff at pcbsd]/home/Jeff(8)% runports /usr/local/bin/bash
>       >       > runports: Command not found.
>       >       > [Jeff at pcbsd]/home/Jeff(9)% which pencil
>       >       > /usr/local/bin/pencil
>       >       > [Jeff at pcbsd]/home/Jeff(10)%
>       >       >
>       >       >
>       >       > --- On Mon, 7/6/09, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>       >       >
>       >       >       From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
>       >       >       Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Running program from runports and KDE menu?
>       >       >       To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
>       >       >       Date: Monday, July 6, 2009, 11:01 AM
>       >       >
>       >       >
>       >       >
>       >       >       Interesting, if I run "runports /usr/local/bin/bash" it works perfectly here. Enter "which pencil", what does
>       >       >       the path to pencil show up as?
>       >       >
>       >       >       If you just run "runports /usr/local/bin/bash" does it bring up the bash shell?
>       >       >
>       >       >       --
>       >       >       Kris Moore
>       >       >       PC-BSD Software
>       >       >
>       >       >       On Mon, 6 Jul 2009, Jeff wrote:
>       >       >
>       >       >       > Yes, command not found:
>       >       >       >
>       >       >       >
>       >       >       >
>       >       >       > --- On Mon, 7/6/09, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
>       >       >       >       Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Running program from runports and KDE menu?
>       >       >       >       To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
>       >       >       >       Date: Monday, July 6, 2009, 10:53 AM
>       >       >       >
>       >       >       >
>       >       >       >
>       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       Yea, normally you can just update the command listed in the .desktop file, or whatever menu file
>       >       >       >       you happen to be using.
>       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       If you open "konsole" and enter "runports /usr/local/bin/pencil" do you get any error?
>       >       >       >
>       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       --
>       >       >       >       Kris Moore
>       >       >       >       PC-BSD Software
>       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       On Mon, 6 Jul 2009, Jeff wrote:
>       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       > Oh yeah, hidden file in my user directory.  But no entry for pencil.
>       >       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       > --- On Mon, 7/6/09, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>       >       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       >       From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
>       >       >       >       >       Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Running program from runports and KDE menu?
>       >       >       >       >       To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
>       >       >       >       >       Date: Monday, July 6, 2009, 9:51 AM
>       >       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       >       Jeff,
>       >       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       >       It should just work if you update the .desktop file to use :
>       >       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       >       "runports /usr/local/bin/pencil"
>       >       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       >       By default anything you pass as argument 1 to runports, will get executed in a runports
>       environment, and
>       >       should
>       >       >       work.
>       >       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       >       --
>       >       >       >       >       Kris Moore
>       >       >       >       >       PC-BSD Software
>       >       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       >       On Sun, 5 Jul 2009, Jeff wrote:
>       >       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       >       > I compiled Pencil from ports and it runs fine from the runports prompt, but it did not put
>       itself in
>       >       the KDE
>       >       >       menu.  I
>       >       >       >       manually
>       >       >       >       >       put the path
>       >       >       >       >       > to the binary /usr/local/bin/pencil as the command but if failed to start and then it occurred
>       to me
>       >       that's
>       >       >       because it
>       >       >       >       needs
>       >       >       >       >       to use
>       >       >       >       >       > runports.
>       >       >       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       >       > Tried: 'runports && /usr/local/bin' and still no go.
>       >       >       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       >       > How can I put a port I built into the KDE menu without having to use runports manually first?
>       >       >       >       >       >
>       >       >       >       >       > ...Jeff
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