Whisker Menu an alternate application launcher for Xfce

Graeme Gott graeme at gottcode.org
Tue Jun 25 13:20:24 CEST 2013

On 06/25/2013 06:52 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> 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
> way
> make install DESTDIR=/usr/local
> but this does put everything into
> /usr/local/usr
> and not into
> /usr/local
> ;).
> 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 ;).
> Regards,
> Ralf

The recommended way is to just use 'make intall' (DESTDIR is only useful
for packaging); sorry the install instructions were unclear. I have
tried to improve the instructions after reading your mails. :)

The git version does have a 'make uninstall' target now, and it works
for me in all of the virtual machines I have tested it in. Does the
latest git version not have that for you?


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