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    Midori (manual build/install) missing in app menu

    Hello all,

    For the past few hours I’ve been installing libs I need for the Midori web browser to compile, finally I got it to work and installed it. Prob is, its not in the App Dash. It is installed to: /usr/local/share/midori.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    -Mel

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    Re: Midori (manual build/install) missing in app menu

    Midori can be found in the repo's, why building it up from scratch?

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    Re: Midori (manual build/install) missing in app menu

    The one in the Ubuntu software centre is outdated and has a flash bug(very bad for my gaming time ).

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    Re: Midori (manual build/install) missing in app menu

    Just a thought without any practical knowledge ...
    What happens if you make it into a .deb package and then install it via the Software Center (by right-clicking on the .deb)? Won't it then show up properly in all the right places in Unity?
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    Re: Midori (manual build/install) missing in app menu

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    Just a thought without any practical knowledge ...
    What happens if you make it into a .deb package and then install it via the Software Center (by right-clicking on the .deb)? Won't it then show up properly in all the right places in Unity?
    I would think a .deb file is simply everything packaged together, something like a .exe installer for Windows. If it is so, that wont fix it, that is guessing that the programmer decided where it was going to be installed, and not Ubuntu, if however, Ubuntu is deciding where it will be installed, .deb should do it and I would guess it would be possible to do so in the terminal install.

    Edit: I don't know how to make .deb files. :/
    Last edited by MElawe; September 19th, 2012 at 05:28 PM.

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    Re: Midori (manual build/install) missing in app menu

    Anyone got a small or big light bulb?

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    Re: Midori (manual build/install) missing in app menu

    As I said, I don't have any first-hand knowledge but see this:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingSoftware
    Installing the Package

    If everything works well and you want to install the program just type:

    sudo checkinstall

    This creates a .deb file using CheckInstall which makes removing the package at a later stage very easy.
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    Re: Midori (manual build/install) missing in app menu

    Quote Originally Posted by MElawe View Post
    I would think a .deb file is simply everything packaged together, something like a .exe installer for Windows. If it is so, that wont fix it, ... if however, Ubuntu is deciding where it will be installed, .deb should do it ...
    That's why I felt that letting the Software Center "install" the .deb would get "Ubuntu" to recognize that new software has been added and to update its records accordingly which would include getting the "Dash" to "see" it.

    BTW, I've installed Midori from here: http://ppa.launchpad.net/midori/ppa/ubuntu

    Better url: https://launchpad.net/~midori/+archive/ppa from http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...5&postcount=12
    Last edited by vasa1; September 20th, 2012 at 02:46 PM.
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    Re: Midori (manual build/install) missing in app menu

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    As I said, I don't have any first-hand knowledge but see this:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingSoftware

    Hmm, will take sometime to install and test it all out. I'd learn a lot but need to do some web dev for now. :/ If you could tell me which file to edit or something like that(just a tid bit less time consuming), it would be wonderful. Thanks for looking around for the link though.

    Thanks for taking the time to look for it though, but its seams I'll have to spend a lot of time to get everything for the .deb file, might be the solution but already spent a day on it which was supposed to be spent on web development. I will surly try it sometime, but not today. :/ That said thanks for the link, I'm a programmer and it will be handy when I have something to add to the software center.

    -Mel

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    Re: Midori (manual build/install) missing in app menu

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    That's why I felt that letting the Software Center "install" the .deb would get "Ubuntu" to recognize that new software has been added and to update its records accordingly which would include getting the "Dash" to "see" it.

    BTW, I've installed Midori from here: http://ppa.launchpad.net/midori/ppa/ubuntu
    Could be true, but no time to test it. :/ Took a one day worth of computer time already, but def something to try when bored or in mood to try something different.

    Where did your version install to?
    Last edited by MElawe; September 20th, 2012 at 07:10 AM.

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