I have followed the instructions in many answers like this one to create a proper launcher for everyone's very favorite user friendly IDE installed from tar (otherwise I would get a very old version from USC). A few hours later I still can't make it run.
I installed eclipse on
~/opt/eclipse/, (in order to run it today I open a terminal and type
opt/eclipse/eclipse) so I filled out the Exec field as
Exec=$HOME/opt/eclipse/eclipse. This might be error 1, what should I put there instead?
In the Icon field, I wrote the path to the eclipse icon in the same folder:
$HOME/opt/eclipse/icon.xpm. What should I replace this with? the .eclipse anatomy was my reference for using the
From memory, the following steps were taken:
sudo touch eclipse.desktop
sudoedit eclipse.desktop(heads up: only sudoedit can write on that file)
[Desktop Entry] Name=Eclipse Type=Application Exec=$HOME/opt/eclipse/eclipse Comment=Launches eclipse IDE Icon=$HOME/opt/eclipse/icon.xpm
ls -l eclipse.desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 139 Jul 5 21:41 eclipse.desktop
And now when I type eclipse on the Dash, all I get is a shortcut to eclipse's icon.xpm. Is there an error in my .desktop file, provided eclipse is in
~opt/eclipse/eclipse? Is it necessary to copy the eclipse icon to
Thanks in advance.