[Live-demo] FW: GeoNetwork and LiveDVD

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu Sep 24 14:09:04 EDT 2009

Sorry about that, looks like one of my commits to fix this didn't make
it in. Should be fixed now. Circumvents the user owner issue for now.


Alex Mandel wrote:
> Simon,
> Simply put, double clicking on the desktop icon just doesn't work. I
> just built beta4 12 hours ago. The hmm, if it still says launchhelp that
> might be the problem, it's launchassist which is actually a wrapper to a
> sudo command in a file. Happens to be the only way I could get deegree
> to launch too. It's not an issue with the command you had, it seems to
> be a bug in the way desktop icons execute in xfce.
> I'll test some more today, with beta4,
> Alex
> Simon.Pigot at csiro.au wrote:
>> Hi Cameron,
>> I fixed the startup scripts to remove dependence on being started in /usr/lib/geonetwork/bin earlier in the week. Also I don't really see the need to run with sudo as the installer script changes ownership of everything in /usr/lib/geonetwork to username user, group user - all of this makes me wonder whether wildintellect (Alex?) was running a version which did not contain these changes?
>> Also I don't understand the changes that have been made to the start_geonetwork and stop_geonetwork.desktop files which now use 'dash launchhelp.sh' in front of the start_geonetwork and stop_geonetwork scripts - I do not have these scripts? I assume launchhelp displays something helpful for the user before launching the start/stop scrips? Can someone point me at these?
>> I'm building my own copy of the livedvd image now to test this further.
>> Cheers,
>> Simon
>> ________________________________________
>> From: Cameron Shorter [cameron.shorter at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Cameron Shorter [cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com]
>> Sent: Thursday, 24 September 2009 3:55 PM
>> To: Pigot, Simon (CMAR, Hobart); live-demo at lists.osgeo.org
>> Subject: GeoNetwork and LiveDVD
>> Simon, we plan to start the final build for the LiveDVD tomorrow, Friday
>> 25, and I'm hoping you can help fix the Geonetwork install script
>> critial error:
>> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/455
>> Geonetwork startup scripts rely on relative paths, the launcher on the
>> desktop fails to get the user into the correct starting path. Also
>> requires sudo command which is easy to fix by prepending, the sudo
>> password:
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