LXFinder installed instead of LXFind

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Sat Sep 8 16:03:34 UTC 2012

OK, thanks for the clarification.  Onward and upward!

On 9/8/2012 6:30 AM, Stephen Smally wrote:
> 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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