Whisker Menu an alternate application launcher for Xfce

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Jun 25 12:52:02 CEST 2013

On Tue, 2013-06-25 at 06:02 -0400, Graeme Gott wrote:
> On 06/25/2013 04:30 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > On Tue, 2013-06-25 at 06:37 +0200, Genghis Khan wrote:
> >> There is a PKGBUILD available in AUR repository.
> >> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin/
> > 
> > Too funny, I wanted to build an Arch package right now :D. It wasn't
> > there, when I tried to build it from git. However, I assume the package
> > doesn't use the path /usr/local, so this problem still appears, since I
> > want to have it there.
> You can configure it with -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local to put it
> there, but unless your Xfce is located under /usr/local as well it won't
> work. A quick check of the source code shows that the Xfce panel only
> looks for plugins under LIBDIR/panel/plugins and LIBDIR/panel-plugins,
> with LIBDIR determined when Xfce is compiled.

I know this, if you'll read my mails in the archive, you'll see that I
already tried this. Regarding to this issue I then used the recommended

make install DESTDIR=/usr/local

but this does put everything into


and not into



For Linux there always should be the possibility to chose the wanted
directory, if it doesn't work, it should be fixed ;). The git version
also misses make deinstall rules ;).


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