LXFinder installed instead of LXFind

Stephen Smally eco.stefi at fastwebnet.it
Sat Sep 8 10:30:41 UTC 2012

On 08/09/12 03:04, John Hupp wrote:
> 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.)

Just for info, lxfind IS lxfinder, the name was just changed in the menu 
shortcut. and yes, is buggy.

Stephen Smally

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