Addons Folder in 1.73.3 Ubuntu package

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Addons Folder in 1.73.3 Ubuntu package

Post by PhantorGorth » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:30 pm

Just installed the 1.73.3 .deb packages from BerliOS mirror. This installed ok and runs but none of my existing OXPs are installed. This was no surprise as it installs in a different location so I searched the .deb files properties to see where the Addons folder was created only to discover it wasn't. The question becomes where do I created the folder for this version/package? My 1.72.2 version has its Addons folder in /usr/lib/Oolite/Addons which is a sibling of the oolite.app folder. This new package installs in /usr/libs/GNUstep/Applications so its oolite.app folder in there. Do I create the AddOns Folder in this Applications folder or does 1.73.3 look for it elsewhere?

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Post by JensAyton » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:26 pm

For Linux, you can put AddOns next to oolite.app, or at ~/.Oolite/AddOns/.

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Post by PhantorGorth » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:34 pm

Thanks I will do that.

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Post by zevans » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:07 am

Or, use a symlink to share your OXP folder between multiple installations.

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Post by Micha » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:57 am

zevans wrote:Or, use a symlink to share your OXP folder between multiple installations.
I use this idea to quickly switch between OXP 'profiles':

. Have a single AddOns.avail folder which contains all my downloaded OXPs (including multiple versions of some, when testing).

. Have multiple AddOns.<profile> folders, each of which contain one or more symlinks to OXPs

. Have a symlink from an AddOns.<profile> folder to 'AddOns' which is my currently active profile.


Same idea really as the /etc/rcN.d folders which define what programs to start/stop for a particular runlevel.
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Post by Getafix » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:34 pm

@PhantorGorth

Having more than one oolite installations, especially when installing
from different sources, can be very messy. You could end up not knowing
which version you are running.

I suggest a clean up of the versions prior to 1.73.3.
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Post by zevans » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:34 pm

Great Unix minds think alike... it was rc.d that gave me the idea too!

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Post by PhantorGorth » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:05 am

I tried a symbolic link first but it didn't work so I copied the entire folder and it still didn't work. Any ideas anyone?

Oolite 1.73.3 is install in:
/usr/lib/GNUstep/Applications/oolite.app/

and the add-ons in:
/usr/lib/GNUstep/Applications/AddOns/
as per instructions
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Post by PhantorGorth » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:09 am

just symbolically linked it in to my ~/.Oolite folder and that worked.

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