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how do I download and set up crosswire BibleDesktop on Fedora 25

asked 2017-06-08 07:42:36 -0500

I tried to start the downloaded extracted program by clicking on the command BibleDesktop. sh but it simply comes up with a complicated document? On one occasion it loaded the basic BibleDesktop start page and I easily set up the system from there,I have not been able to repeat the single instant of success with clicking on

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Apparently, neither Nautilus, nor Thunar will run a shell script by clicking on its name; even with execute permission. Normally I would just open a terminal window and run the shell script from the command prompt; but that is not everybody's cup of tea.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2017-06-08 15:17:38 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-06-09 01:50:53 -0500

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You might want to create a manual ".desktop launcher" file to run that shell script for you. I recommend trying 'alacarte'; it's a graphical menu editor. It's not available in "Software", but you can install it using the Terminal.

  1. Launch Terminal by selecting "Activities" and typing "Terminal" into the search box.
  2. At the shell prompt, type: sudo dnf install alacarte. You will be prompted for your computer account password. Type it into the Terminal. Even though you don't see any characters echoing to the terminal, rest assured your password is being entered. When you've finished, press "Enter" to submit the command. If you typed your password correctly, dnf will execute. Some text will scroll by about updating and computing some package dependencies, ultimately ending at a "[y/N]" prompt, asking if you want to install the software. Type 'y' and press "Enter". More text will fly by and eventually, you'll be back to the shell prompt.
  3. Select "Activities" again, and type 'Main Menu' into the search box. Press Enter to run the "Main Menu" application. From here, you should be able to create a new item. Browse to the location of your file in the "Command" field of the new menu item window. Give it a name and click "OK".
  4. Again select "Activities" and search for "BibleDesktop". It should now appear in your Applications!
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