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MATE in /usr AND in /usr/local

Postby Frotz » 2017-03-31 10:33

I'm interested in tinkering with components of MATE and testing them while leaving the APT-installed versions alone. I've built and installed the components from the Github repos and installed them to /usr/local/. I can't figure out how to load applets from /usr/local. In particular, can someone tell me how to use the /usr/local version of the Workspace Switcher instead of /usr/?
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Re: MATE in /usr AND in /usr/local

Postby dasein » 2017-03-31 14:05

A VM would seem a much saner and more sensible choice.
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Re: MATE in /usr AND in /usr/local

Postby debiman » 2017-03-31 14:33

maybe you need to adapt your $PATH to look in /usr/local first?
and of course ALL components have to be compiled with /usr/local, not /usr.

but really, dasein's answer is more sensible than mine.
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Re: MATE in /usr AND in /usr/local

Postby Frotz » 2017-04-01 00:13

This is a regular Stretch install. $PATH lists /usr/local/bin before /usr/bin.
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