icecat can't be started by basename only

DoneSubmitted by Danny Milosavljevic.
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  • Danny Milosavljevic
  • Ludovic Courtès
  • Taylan Ulrich Bayırlı /Kammer
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Danny Milosavljevic wrote on 8 Aug 2015 00:28
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Hello,
right now on the GuixSD from the website I have about 12 copies oficecat installed in /gnu/store but I can start none of them by typing
$ icecat
Why not?
Also, it isn't in Xfce4's Application Finder either (while for exampleHexChat is).
With kind regards, Danny
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Taylan Ulrich Bayırlı /Kammer wrote on 8 Aug 2015 11:44
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Danny Milosavljevic <dannym@scratchpost.org> writes:
Toggle quote (9 lines)> Hello,>> right now on the GuixSD from the website I have about 12 copies of> icecat installed in /gnu/store but I can start none of them by typing>> $ icecat>> Why not?
In Unix-like systems, an executable needs to be in any of thecolon-separated directories in the PATH environment variable, otherwiseit won't appear as a shell command. (E.g. a typical value for PATHmight be "/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin".)
In Guix, we typically install a package into our "profile" by running"guix package -i the-package", and add the 'bin' and 'sbin'sub-directories in the profile to PATH.
A user's profile is typically under:
/var/guix/profiles/per-user/<username>
so you can add the following lines to your ~/.bash_login or ~/.profilefile:
export PATH=/var/guix/profiles/per-user/<username>/sbin:$PATHexport PATH=/var/guix/profiles/per-user/<username>/bin:$PATH
By the way, every time you use a "guix package" command to edit yourprofile, a new "generation" of your profile is created, and you canroll-back to previous generations when you want, for example in caseupdated packages in the new generation happen to have a bug. The 12copies of IceCat in your /gnu/store might belong to old generations ofyour profile, which you can delete with the "guix package -d" command(read the documentation please!), and then run the garbage collector"guix gc" to delete the stale IceCat copies in the store.
Toggle quote (3 lines)> Also, it isn't in Xfce4's Application Finder either (while for example> HexChat is).
I don't know anything about Xfce, but possibly the problem will besolved when you install IceCat into your profile with "guix package -i".
Hope that helps,Taylan
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Taylan Ulrich Bayırlı /Kammer wrote on 9 Aug 2015 16:34
(name . Danny Milosavljevic)(address . dannym@scratchpost.org)(address . 21215@debbugs.gnu.org)
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taylanbayirli@gmail.com (Taylan Ulrich "Bayırlı/Kammer") writes:
Toggle quote (4 lines)> A user's profile is typically under:>> /var/guix/profiles/per-user/<username>
Correction: this should have been:
/var/guix/profiles/per-user/<username>/guix-profile
Taylan
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 7 Sep 2015 15:48
(name . Danny Milosavljevic)(address . dannym@scratchpost.org)(address . 21215@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Hi,
Danny Milosavljevic <dannym@scratchpost.org> skribis:
Toggle quote (7 lines)> right now on the GuixSD from the website I have about 12 copies of> icecat installed in /gnu/store but I can start none of them by typing>> $ icecat>> Why not?
See Taylan’s explanation from last month.
Toggle quote (3 lines)> Also, it isn't in Xfce4's Application Finder either (while for example> HexChat is).
Is IceCat installed in the global profile, i.e., specified in the‘packages’ field of the ‘operating-system’ declaration, or is itinstalled in your user profile?
Thanks,Ludo’.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 2 Nov 2015 23:55
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 10 Feb 2016 22:03
Re: bug#21215: icecat can't be started by basename only
(name . Danny Milosavljevic)(address . dannym@scratchpost.org)(address . 21215@debbugs.gnu.org)
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ludo@gnu.org (Ludovic Courtès) skribis:
Toggle quote (18 lines)> Danny Milosavljevic <dannym@scratchpost.org> skribis:>>> right now on the GuixSD from the website I have about 12 copies of>> icecat installed in /gnu/store but I can start none of them by typing>>>> $ icecat>>>> Why not?>> See Taylan’s explanation from last month.>>> Also, it isn't in Xfce4's Application Finder either (while for example>> HexChat is).>> Is IceCat installed in the global profile, i.e., specified in the> ‘packages’ field of the ‘operating-system’ declaration, or is it> installed in your user profile?
Ping! :-)
Any update on this issue? (http://bugs.gnu.org/21215)
Ludo’.
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Danny Milosavljevic wrote on 16 Feb 2016 19:21
(name . Ludovic Courtès)(address . ludo@gnu.org)(address . 21215@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Hi,
On Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:03:21 +0100ludo@gnu.org (Ludovic Courtès) wrote:
Toggle quote (24 lines)> ludo@gnu.org (Ludovic Courtès) skribis:> > > Danny Milosavljevic <dannym@scratchpost.org> skribis:> > > >> right now on the GuixSD from the website I have about 12 copies of> >> icecat installed in /gnu/store but I can start none of them by typing> >>> >> $ icecat> >>> >> Why not? > >> > See Taylan’s explanation from last month.> > > >> Also, it isn't in Xfce4's Application Finder either (while for example> >> HexChat is). > >> > Is IceCat installed in the global profile, i.e., specified in the> > ‘packages’ field of the ‘operating-system’ declaration, or is it> > installed in your user profile? > > Ping! :-)> > Any update on this issue? (<http://bugs.gnu.org/21215>)
I have a backup HDD with a copy of the installation from back then. I can connect it via USB enclosure. What should I check?
For the record, on the new GuixSD installation (including guix pull) which I'm using now, I can start icecat by typing "icecat". However, there's still no entry in the start menu - which is pretty annoying.
Also, icecat is in "gnu/packages/gnuzilla.scm". Weird. But ok...
Regards, Danny
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 17 Feb 2016 19:17
(name . Danny Milosavljevic)(address . dannym@scratchpost.org)(address . 21215-done@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Danny Milosavljevic <dannym@scratchpost.org> skribis:
Toggle quote (30 lines)> On Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:03:21 +0100> ludo@gnu.org (Ludovic Courtès) wrote:>>> ludo@gnu.org (Ludovic Courtès) skribis:>> >> > Danny Milosavljevic <dannym@scratchpost.org> skribis:>> > >> >> right now on the GuixSD from the website I have about 12 copies of>> >> icecat installed in /gnu/store but I can start none of them by typing>> >>>> >> $ icecat>> >>>> >> Why not? >> >>> > See Taylan’s explanation from last month.>> > >> >> Also, it isn't in Xfce4's Application Finder either (while for example>> >> HexChat is). >> >>> > Is IceCat installed in the global profile, i.e., specified in the>> > ‘packages’ field of the ‘operating-system’ declaration, or is it>> > installed in your user profile? >> >> Ping! :-)>> >> Any update on this issue? (<http://bugs.gnu.org/21215>)>> I have a backup HDD with a copy of the installation from back then. > I can connect it via USB enclosure. What should I check?
You could answer the question I asked you above, but since you mentionthe problem is gone, we’ll assume there was no real problem after all.;-)
Toggle quote (2 lines)> For the record, on the new GuixSD installation (including guix pull) which I'm using now, I can start icecat by typing "icecat". However, there's still no entry in the start menu - which is pretty annoying.
Please open a different bug for the missing icon in the start menu.
Toggle quote (2 lines)> Also, icecat is in "gnu/packages/gnuzilla.scm". Weird. But ok...
‘guix edit’ FTW! :-)
Thanks,Ludo’.
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