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Where has playonlinux-bash gone?

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amherrmann Tuesday 15 April 2014 at 17:07
amherrmannAnonymous

Hi folks,

I wonder where playonlinux-bash has gone. In the past I created a subset of scripts called wineportlib which I am using to create debian packages from POL-Installations, so the user was able to install POL-Software via pacakge manager:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/wineportscripts/

In ubuntu 12.04 using the pol-repository everything seemed to work as it should, but in the latest releases playonlinux-bash does not seem to be deployed.

Is there any information on this topic? Is there a replacement?

Related links:

http://www.playonmac.com/en/topic-10976-How_to_run_POLScripts_outside_playonlinux.html

http://www.playonmac.com/en/topic-10962-centralized_wineprefix_as_preparation_for_debpackages.html

Kind regards,

André

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petch Tuesday 15 April 2014 at 17:58
petch
Developer


playonlinux-bash is still part of PlayOnLinux/PlayOnMac, we're not responsible for third party packaging
amherrmann Wednesday 16 April 2014 at 16:48
amherrmannAnonymous

Hi petch,

great to hear that. Maybe it would make sense to implement it directly in my wineport-package.

Which kind of dependencies do I have pay attention on? Any clues? Or do I simply have to place it inside then /usr/local/bin dir?

Thanks

André

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petch Wednesday 16 April 2014 at 20:46
petch
Developer

playonlinux-bash must be present in the installation directory, along with playonlinux (and other) scripts.

Packages can install a wrapper script in a directory that's in the $PATH:


#!/bin/bash
exec [installation directory]/playonlinux-bash "$@"

Edited by petch

amherrmann Saturday 3 May 2014 at 14:01
amherrmannAnonymous

HI petch,

thanks for that hint. As you said in the ubuntu packages the files placed in PATH are just wrappers to the whole distribution of POL. However, the maintainers just have forgotten to add the playonlinux-bash wrapper to the package since ubuntu raring.

I wrote a bug report to that issue:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/playonlinux/+bug/1315651

Best,

André

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Ronin DUSETTE Tuesday 6 May 2014 at 0:04
Ronin DUSETTE
Admin

As stated previously:

playonlinux-bash is still part of PlayOnLinux/PlayOnMac, we're not responsible for third party packaging

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It is still there. It is actually a part of the program itself. It NEEDS to be there. I have been getting nonsensical emails about this from Ubuntu's bug reporting system. If it is broken in Ubuntu (which it is not, because I installed 4.2.2 directly from Ubuntu's repo's), then it is an Ubuntu issue, not a POL issue. We cannot help it a third part breaks POL in their repo. Although, I do not see how they could miss it.

I mean, it seems more likely that your install broke during installation.

Why dont you just download it directly from our download section? I mean, your bug seems to only affect you, and it is for sure not a repo issue, nor a POL issue.

Try to download the .deb file here:
http://www.playonmac.com/en/download.html


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