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Install Tycho PM folder into Opt; will current shortcuts still work?

Post by ron_1 » 2016-11-12, 04:18

I currently have PM4 Linux 26.5 on my machine. If I download Tycho and extract the Palemoon folder into /opt, thus replacing the current folder for 26.5 with the Tycho Palemoon folder, will the desktop shortcut and the launcher in the Panel I currently have still work?

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Post by CraigPD » 2016-11-12, 04:59

helloimustbegoing wrote:...will the desktop shortcut and the launcher in the Panel I currently have still work?
Affirmative. The shorcut / launcher icon color will change from blue to red, but everything transfers to 27 beta. For safety I deleted the contents of /opt/palemoon/ prior to extracting.

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Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2016-11-12, 05:08

This is totally fine though when we get final release you should likely go back and clean it up and run the installer. k?
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Re: Install Tycho PM folder into Opt; will current shortcuts still work?

Post by ron_1 » 2016-11-12, 05:38

Thanks guys, that's what I thought.

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Re: Install Tycho PM folder into Opt; will current shortcuts still work?

Post by Walter Dnes » 2016-11-13, 00:21

An easy way to switch back and forth is to have your launcher-menu point at a symlink, which can be pointed to the real binary. E.g.

install palemoon in /opt and then...

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cd /usr/bin
sudo ln -sf /opt/palemoon/palemoon palemoon
later on, if you install another version in /usr/local, you can

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cd /usr/bin
sudo ln -sf /usr/local/palemoon/palemoon palemoon
If you have problems with that version, point the symlink back to /opt/palemoon/palemoon. This also works for palemoon installed in your home directory. I.e. point your launcher-menu at $HOME/bin/palemoon which is a symlink to the actual binary.
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Re: Install Tycho PM folder into Opt; will current shortcuts still work?

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2016-11-13, 03:43

There is no reason to do this. If you had previously used the installer it already created the launcher icons.. When you delete and replace the symlink will remain valid.

In any case my previous post stands.
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