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Thread: Lan Messenger -- where did it install itself?

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    Lan Messenger -- where did it install itself?

    I installed Lan Messenger ( http://lanmsngr.sourceforge.net/index.php ) from the .deb but it didn't show up on any of the Lubuntu menus and I don't know where the executable went. I'd like to set up the launcher under LXDE's "Accessories" menu -- how can I do that?

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    Re: Lan Messenger -- where did it install itself?

    Do you know if the application has a GUI or does it run in the terminal on Linux ? If terminal based this would explain the lack of a menu entry.
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    Re: Lan Messenger -- where did it install itself?

    First find the name of the application:

    Code:
    apropos LAN
    Then find the location of the program:

    Code:
    which lanmessenger
    If not named lanmessenger then change it to what it is called.

    To run it, type lanmessenger on the command line and see if it comes up.
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    Re: Lan Messenger -- where did it install itself?

    Thanks, all. The screenshots on the application's page at http://lanmsngr.sourceforge.net/index.php certainly suggest that Lan Messenger has a gui. "apropos lan" did not bring up anything pointing to Lan Messenger.

    But I used "find" to look for recently modified files and it brought me to /usr/lib/lmc In there was lmc.sh, but it doesn't run, just generates a "This is not a Canonical 'designed' product" and a couple of errors about null pixmaps. Looks to be a broken product.

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    Re: Lan Messenger -- where did it install itself?

    What is the contents of lmc.sh?

    Code:
    cat lmc.sh
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    Re: Lan Messenger -- where did it install itself?

    Good thinking.
    Code:
    jack@jack-Aspire-one:/usr/lib/lmc$ cat lmc.sh
     
    #!/bin/sh
     appname=lan-messenger
    
    
     dirname=/usr/lib/lmc
     tmp="${dirname#?}"
    
    
     if [ "${dirname%$tmp}" != "/" ]; then
     dirname=$PWD/$dirname
     fi
    
    
     $dirname/whitelist $appname
    
    
     LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$dirname
     export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
     $dirname/$appname $*
    Gives an appname but,

    Code:
    jack@jack-Aspire-one:/usr/lib/lmc$ lan-messenger
    lan-messenger: command not found

    (I hope I did the "code" part right. Dang, doesn't look like it.)
    Last edited by Rocket J Squirrel; March 10th, 2013 at 01:27 AM. Reason: Code tags fixed

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    Re: Lan Messenger -- where did it install itself?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket J Squirrel View Post
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    (I hope I did the "code" part right. Dang, doesn't look like it.)
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    Re: Lan Messenger -- where did it install itself?

    Thanks for fixing the code.

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    Re: Lan Messenger -- where did it install itself?

    @Rocket J Squirrel --

    When you are composing your message initially, if you click the "#" button in the tool bars above the text box, the code tags will be added. Place your text between them.

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    Re: Lan Messenger -- where did it install itself?

    The downloaded debian package is for i386 which means 32-bit architecture. Are you trying to run it on a 64-bit machine?

    tgalati4@Mint14-Extensa /boot $ uname -a
    Linux Mint14-Extensa 3.5.0-23-generic #35-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 24 13:15:40 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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