LXFinder installed instead of LXFind
lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Sat Sep 8 01:04:27 UTC 2012
In the Lubuntu documentation, Catfish is the currently recommended GUI
search tool. But it notes "Though as of time of writing, LXFind is in
the Lubuntu PPA and is forthcoming shortly."
Elsewhere in a few slim references it seems to be expected for 12.10.
But again, among the few references, a number of users find that the
prescribed installation installs LXFinder instead of LXFind, and
LXFinder does not work. And that is what I found. I set LXFinder
searching for a known-existing file, and it did not find it, but did
generate a slew of "permission denied" errors. I'll add that the
LXFinder shortcut does indeed point to /user/bin/lxfind, so this is not
a simple matter of a mis-constructed shortcut.
My installation commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-desktop/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y lxfind
One thing I notice about the documentation statement, though, is that it
refers to the Lubuntu PPA rather than the lubuntu-desktop PPA which I
used in my installation.
Did I use an obsolete PPA, or is there another good explanation here (or
even a bad but accurate explanation)?
I'll also observe here that I regard GUI file search as a necessary part
of the software stack. It seems like something that's just gotta work
on a modern O/S. And I'm testing LXFind because I found that Catfish
generates a disturbing error result when it can't find a match. (Posted
in a separate thread.)
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