I have installed mps-youtube program with pip. The program runs in terminal with the command 'mpsyt', no matter from which location i run the terminal. I have created a .desktop file like this:

[Desktop Entry]

But when I execute the shortcut it says 'there was an error launching the application'.

I also tried with Exec=sh -c 'mpsyt' but it does nothing, in this case even massage is missing! I think it is due to the pip installation because when I install this program from the Synaptic the shortcut works fine but the version is older. Also the command is not recognized from Alt+F2 box.

So how can I see what is causing this error?

  • Did you try to run other commands? Amd did you make it executable? – thangdc94 May 27 '17 at 18:09
  • @thangdc94 Yes if I change mpsyt with gedit it opens gedit! – Pekov May 27 '17 at 18:11
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    Try this to debug your desktop entry. You think you should try to use absolute path. – thangdc94 May 27 '17 at 18:17

Thanks to thangdc94 for the comments. I have found the solution - the exec line should be Exec=bash -i -c "mpsyt". Now it works perfect.

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