Author Topic: Can Someone Help With Symlinks?  (Read 1577 times)

caunt

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 48
    • View Profile
Can Someone Help With Symlinks?
« on: April 18, 2005, 11:22:06 pm »
Under the hybrid Rom, a number of apps "can't find" their executables.  I need help figuring out where and to what to make symlinks.

Here's an example:
a program with the following desktop file:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Track and Graph Data
Exec=tracker.elf
Icon=HISTOGR
Type=Application
Name=Tracker
CanFastload=0
HidePrivilege=0

installs to /opt/Qtopia  (all the Qtopia 2.1 apps will do the same, so I'd like to figure this out)
On the hybrid Rom, this is physically installed to the path:
/var/mnt/card/opt/Qtopia
so the desktop entry is under /apps/Applications/tracker.desktop
and the executible is under /bin/tracker.elf

Now the desktop file is found and included on the launcher, and the graphic from the same path under /pics, is found and used.  Why can't it find tracker.elf and what links do I need to add where for programs like this to be found?

In case it's helpful, all the other files are installing to the actual location of
/var/mnt/card/opt/QtPalmtop


/opt
    /QtPalmtop
        /apps
            /Applications (most desktop files are here)
            ...etc
        /bin  (most files are installed here)
        ...etc
   /Qtopia
       /apps
           /Applications
               tracker.desktop
       /bin
           tracker.elf


Thanks for any help you can give a linux newbie