[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [gcmd-usr] Problems building latest version

From: R. Diez
Subject: Re: [gcmd-usr] Problems building latest version
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 21:03:41 +0100
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/45.7.0

Setting the appropriate environment variable is also what the the
developers of GIO (the gnome library providing GSettings) say when the
schema might be found in another than the standard directory

You could define an alias for gnome-commander, which will always set
the right GSettings directory when starting gnome-commander.

It would be better if gnome-commander tried to look for those files in a subdirectory relative to where gnome-commander is located, like GCC does in order to find its header and library files.

Alternatively, I think autoconf's --prefix= option sets variable "prefix", which you can then pass to the compiled source code.

This is an indication that there is no gnomevfs daemon running on your

OK, thanks for the info. If this is a normal failure in modern distributions, is there a way to explicitly check for its presence beforehand, in order to avoid outputting an alarming warning message every time? Or just mention in the README that you probably want to disable it by setting "some_option=false" before building.

> [...] But you could just start typing "cd" and the cursor
> will imediately jump into the command line at the bottom
> [...]

I tried that trick, thanks. The trouble is, it feels weird, because you're not actually in a bash console. And there is no autocompletion, at least with the usual tab key. 8-(

I honestly was not aware that Ctrl+L is a standard for this
functionality. Who defined this standard? Gnome-commander is an
independent project, not really related to any other file manager.

I don't know if it is a standard feature listed in some official document, but it is everywhere: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Xfce's Thunar, KDE's Dolphin... And mostly with autocompletion. I can't live without Ctrl+L anymore. ;-)

This feature is only available if the dev-package of file-roller is
available on your system while configuring and building
gnome-commander, as far as I know.

That should probably be mentioned in the README file, section "3. Building". Mentioning the name of the Ubuntu/Debian package would also help. I can see a "file-roller" package, but no obvious "-dev" counterpart.

Best regards,

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]