I downloaded and installed
XMind, it came as a
.zip folder as opposed to
.deb file which means I had to install it using a bash script.
I put the extracted files into a temporary folder called
.installed in my home folder.
I'm trying to create a desktop launcher for the executable that came with the installation at
I created a
.desktop file like this:
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=/home/user01/.installed/xmind-8-linux/XMind_amd64/XMind Name=XMind Comment=Mind mapping software Icon=/home/user01/Pictures/Icons/new_branding_new_logo.png
And I placed it in
The problem is that whenever I try to run the application I get this error:
Clicking on the executable directly launches the application normally and the error is the same regardless of who owns the file (root or user) so I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. Any advice would be great.
Also, the error log says this:
!SESSION 2016-11-16 14:14:38.215 ----------------------------------------------- eclipse.buildId=R188.8.131.52611010032 java.version=1.8.0_111 java.vendor=Oracle Corporation BootLoader constants: OS=linux, ARCH=x86_64, WS=gtk, NL=en_GB Command-line arguments: -os linux -ws gtk -arch x86_64 -data ../workspace !ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2016-11-16 14:14:38.410 !MESSAGE Application error !STACK 1 java.lang.IllegalStateException: Unable to acquire application service. Ensure that the org.eclipse.core.runtime bundle is resolved and started (see config.ini). at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.start(EclipseAppLauncher.java:78) at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:388) at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:243) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62) at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498) at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.invokeFramework(Main.java:673) at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.java:610) at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.run(Main.java:1519) at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.main(Main.java:1492)
./XMind from the terminal works as expected.
Running the whole path
/home/user01/.installed/xmind-8-linux/XMind_amd64/XMind creates an error.
When the error happens the application creates a
configuration folder in
~/ directory, which is normally located in the same folder as the executable. I still don't understand what's happening here.
(Thanks to Katu) This is how I managed to solve the problem:
Create a bash script in the same location as the executable called
Enter inside the file:
#!/bin/bash (cd /home/user01/.installed/xmind-8-linux/XMind_amd64/ && ./XMind)
Create a .desktop launcher with the new script instead of the executable.
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=/home/user01/.installed/xmind-8-linux/XMind_amd64/xmind.sh Name=XMind Comment=Mind mapping software Icon=/home/user01/Pictures/Icons/new_branding_new_logo.png