Mobian .desktop file creation
#1
I'm trying to write a temporary installer for a program I'm working on, and none of the .desktop files I have created have shown up on Phosh on Mobian
I've tried:

~/.local/share/applications/
and
/home/mobian/.local/share/applications

as locations for the .desktop files, and it *still* doesn't show up..

I've made desktop files before on Manjaro Phosh, and didn't have any of these struggles, any help would be appreciated, i've been working on this for hooooooours @_@
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#2
Since those paths looks okay could you paste what is inside your .desktop file Smile?
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#3
#!/bin/bash
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
NoDisplay=false
Version=0.1.9
Type=Application
Terminal=true
Exec=/home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager/MyWaydroidManager.py
X-Purism-FormFactor=Workstation;Mobile;
Name=My Waydroid Manager
Comment=Manage Waydroid installations easily
Icon=/home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager/icons/icon.svg
Categories=utility
(07-20-2023, 01:14 PM)alaraajavamma Wrote: Since those paths looks okay could you paste what is inside your .desktop file Smile?
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#4
(07-20-2023, 03:05 PM)MadameMalady Wrote: #!/bin/bash
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
NoDisplay=false
Version=0.1.9
Type=Application
Terminal=true
Exec=/home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager/MyWaydroidManager.py
X-Purism-FormFactor=Workstation;Mobile;
Name=My Waydroid Manager
Comment=Manage Waydroid installations easily
Icon=/home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager/icons/icon.svg
Categories=utility

Remove the bin bash Smile
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#5
(07-20-2023, 03:24 PM)alaraajavamma Wrote:
(07-20-2023, 03:05 PM)MadameMalady Wrote: #!/bin/bash
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
NoDisplay=false
Version=0.1.9
Type=Application
Terminal=true
Exec=/home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager/MyWaydroidManager.py
X-Purism-FormFactor=Workstation;Mobile;
Name=My Waydroid Manager
Comment=Manage Waydroid installations easily
Icon=/home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager/icons/icon.svg
Categories=utility

Remove the bin bash Smile
I've tried that too and I didn't have luck Sad
Here's the whole option in the script, maybe i'm messing something up..?


if [ $(hostname) = 'mobian' ]; then
 
  notify-send "My Waydroid Manager" "Check Your Terminal"
 
  # copy application directory
  cd ..
  sudo mkdir -p /home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager
  sudo cp My_Waydroid_Manager.py /home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager
  sudo cp -r icons /home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager
  sudo cp -r scripts /home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager
  cd  ~/.local/share/applications/
  sudo touch MyWaydroidManager.desktop
  echo "#!/bin/bash
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
NoDisplay=false
Version=0.1.9
Type=Application
Terminal=true
Exec=/home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager/MyWaydroidManager.py
X-Purism-FormFactor=Workstation;Mobile;
Name=My Waydroid Manager
Comment=Manage Waydroid installations easily
Icon=/home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager/icons/icon.svg
Categories=utility">MyWaydroidManager.desktop

 
 
this option is in a directory called scripts, since the program is in 'scripts' when this option is ran, I have it cd .. back up a directory to start.
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#6
The #!/bin/bash definitely does not make sense, use #!/usr/bin/xdg-open or #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open or no #! at all.
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#7
(07-21-2023, 07:32 AM)Kevin Kofler Wrote: The #!/bin/bash definitely does not make sense, use #!/usr/bin/xdg-open or #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open or no #! at all.

Tried without any shebang at all (still no luck at all) , what's xdg-open do? / what/s xdg?
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#8
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Version=0.1.9
Name=My Waydroid Manager
Comment=Manage Waydroid installations easily
Exec=/home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager/MyWaydroidManager.py
Icon=/home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager/icons/icon.svg
Terminal=true
Type=Application
X-Purism-FormFactor=Workstation;Mobile;

Try if this works. Also make sure that you have written the file name correctly like mywaydroidmanager.desktop
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#9
(07-21-2023, 10:22 AM)alaraajavamma Wrote:
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Version=0.1.9
Name=My Waydroid Manager
Comment=Manage Waydroid installations easily
Exec=/home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager/MyWaydroidManager.py
Icon=/home/mobian/MyWaydroidManager/icons/icon.svg
Terminal=true
Type=Application
X-Purism-FormFactor=Workstation;Mobile;

Try if this works. Also make sure that you have written the file name correctly like mywaydroidmanager.desktop
I ended up putting the X-purism line right after the icon like, but that worked, thanks!
now to figure out how to prevent it from making the buttons smaller bc it opened the terminal first.. ?

So, that does make the icon show up correctly, but it doesn't run any of the commands in the opened terminal bc it's read-only, is that related at all or a different issue?
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#10
xdg-open opens a document with the document opening tool provided by your desktop environment. (xdg stands for "Cross-Desktop Group".) This works for files such as word processor documents or spreadsheets, but also for .desktop files. So if you want to make the .desktop file executable as a script, that is the tool for it. But there is generally no need to make .desktop files directly executable at all.
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