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RMIR/Remotemaster on Linux and Gnome

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:24 pm    Post subject: RMIR/Remotemaster on Linux and Gnome Reply with quote

So, this is yet another guide to Remotemaster on Linux, this time with Gnome Desktop support.

This guide describes an installation to /usr/local/remotemaster, with links for the executable links from /usr/local/bin. It assumes some basic Linux knowhow, but not very much. To keep the description short, installing to somewhere else is not covered.

It is assumed that the "svn" program is installed. (On RedHat-like systems (like Fedora):
dnf install svn

by Debian-derived system probably
apt-get install subversion

1. Unpack the current RMIR zip file to /usr/local/remotemaster.

2. Unpack my support files to the same directory.

3. Make the shell wrapper executable
chmod +x /usr/local/remotemaster/

4. Make links to that file with the future commands as link-names;
ln -s  /usr/local/remotemaster/ /usr/local/bin/rmir
ln -s  /usr/local/remotemaster/ /usr/local/bin/remotemaster

Assuming /usr/local/bin is in the path (should be the case), this will create the two command line commands "rmir" and "remotemaster" for starting the program in different modes.

5. (Optional, for Gnome support). Copy the desktip files to the current user's application directory.:
cp /usr/local/remotemaster/*.desktop ~ ~/.local/share/applications
chmod +x ~/.local/share/applications/RemooteMaster.desktop
chmod +x  ~/.local/share/applications/RMIR.desktop

Assuming that the Gnome Desktop (or a derivative thereof, like Cinnamon), this will make two new icons show up on the desktop. These can, as expected, be double clicked to fire up the program.


Note that it is not required to install the RDF- or map files explicitly. Instead, the first time the program starts, these will be sucked from the SVN repository. (Takes a minute or so.) Also, the initial "locate the RDFS and the Maps" has been eliminated.

There are some parameters that can be changed in the shell script, as well as the desktop files.

Improvements and bug reports are welcome!

Edit 2016-12-15: yum changed to dnf; ~/Desktop changed to ~/.local/share/applications
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