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[SOLVED] Whatpulse linux client removed?
02-25-2015, 03:48 AM
Post: #11
RE: [SOLVED] Whatpulse linux client removed?
(02-01-2015 04:14 PM)1geeky Wrote:  Hi again,

About what you mentioned bogy, I had placed Whatpulse folder inside /opt (outside the home directory) and it's running well, Also starts automatically with every system start. Maybe the 'setup-input-permissions.sh' script did the care of these things too?

sorry for the late reply ...

but what i've done is making a folder /xtrasoft/Whatpulse in my homefolder (xtrasoft has more subfolder with programs that don't have installers)

in /usr/bin i have just created a symlink to my whatpulse binary; so now it's always runnable from anywhere on the system without having to complete the path and i can use autocomplete on it..

if u're an ex-windows user; the easiest way to create a symlink is to browse to the binary, right click it and then chose "create link" or "send to -> desktop (create link)" you'll then see a new file; in most filemanagers it'll be "whatpulse.lnk" or on your desktop you'll see whatpulse with a little arrow. you can just copy this file to /usr/bin (you must use an elevated filemanager to do this)... and then you're settled...
afterwards you'll never have problems with updates of whatpulse; you just have to replace the files in your /whatpulse folder to which you don't need root, so you'll never end up with mismatched profiles because you need root for copying and the whatpulse file gets root as owner.
This happened to me when i initially installed whatpulse to /usr/bin and upgraded for the first time; my stats were gone and suddenly whatpulse wouldn't start anymore... then i discovered that the new whatpulse had other user rights than the previous one; i decided that i didn't want this hassle every time and came up with this solution of a link in /usr/bin and non-rooted whatpulse running from my homefolder


btw; you must look at whatpulse as a 'portable' application in windows; it doesn't need installation to run; you can just run the executable and that's all it needs to run...
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02-25-2015, 07:34 AM
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RE: [SOLVED] Whatpulse linux client removed?
Thanks Dear bogy,
I really appreciate your answer and the time you took to write the reply. I now understand what's going on more accurate.

Regards
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