[PC-BSD Testing] AppCafe flaw?

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Nov 4 10:00:36 PDT 2011

On 10/27/2011 01:44, Tigersharke . wrote:
> Hello..
> My AMD64 system began with 'tigersharke' and 'root' accounts, and I
> have installed a number of PBI files (including Firefox 7), then days
> ago was updated from v9.0beta3 to rc1. I have just added a new user
> 'robocop' with the User Manager control panel. User 'robocop' accesses
> my system from another (remote) pc via /ssh +X/ and has never
> logged-in directly on my system.
> When I access the robocop account, there is no bin directory created
> for it, and therefore no links to any installed PBI files.  When I
> access AppCafe remotely with robocop, it lists all of the installed
> PBI files.  If I then install a PBI as robocop, it creates the bin
> directory and the link to the single PBI just installed.
> Flaw/Feature:
> AppCafe displays all PBI files that are installed, however-
> PBI files installed by User A are not configured available for User B
> and vice versa.
> Meaning that the /home/username/bin directory per user only contains
> links to PBI files that user installed, and not links to all installed
> PBI files.
> Suggestion:
> Running AppCafe should update links (to all installed PBI files) in
> the bin directory of the user initiating AppCafe.
> A future option might control access/visibility of installed PBI files.
> Thanks for your time and effort!

There are two ways around this right now. First as any user, you can
right-click a PBI and select "Install Menu Icons (All users)". Or as the
new user, right-click and do "Install menu icons". This will re-create
the CLI links and such.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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