View Full Version : [all variants] Awesome, I Compiled This Program! ...Now What?

September 17th, 2009, 03:44 AM
Hey again, fellas.

I just compiled Musescore as per these instructions (http://www.musescore.org/en/handbook/compile-instructions-ubuntu) (since for some reason the most recent version of Musescore in Add/Remove is 4 versions old...) and everything seemed to go just fine...but I don't know what to do now. How am I to install the program, or run it?

September 17th, 2009, 03:48 AM
just guessing but try alt+f2 and then musescore

September 17th, 2009, 03:53 AM
That runs the program that's 4 versions out of date. =/

It goes by "mscore" in the terminal, just for future reference in this thread.

September 17th, 2009, 05:22 AM
If you compile from source, using checkinstall will allow you to manage your compiled software from your package manager.


September 17th, 2009, 05:43 AM
God, maybe I'm dense, or maybe it's because it's late, but how do I run the program now that I've installed it with checkinstall? I seemed to do it all right and got this:

Done. The new package has been installed and saved to


You can remove it from your system anytime using:

dpkg -r mscore

Musescore is now gone from Applications > Sound & Video, and I can't run it from the terminal without it telling me to install it using apt-get install...wouldn't that just install the Musescore package that's 4 versions old?

I've also gone straight to the .deb package where it was installed with checkinstall and opened it with GDebi. It says it was successfully REinstalled, but still nothing...