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answered How to truely install a tar.gz file on Linux - how to manage manually-installed (or standalone) applications?
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comment Lock to launcher/Pin to taskbar in Debian Wheezy/Gnome (was possible in Squeeze)
Oh any idea how to do this in Fedora (vanilla gnome if I'm not mistaken)?
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Awesome thanks! (right click on the top bar was what I wanted)
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comment How to truely install a tar.gz file on Linux - how to manage manually-installed (or standalone) applications?
Thanks for the update! Certainly does. I'm guessing xxx.desktop generally works for GNome. What do you know about using update-alternatives to set the path?
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comment How to truely install a tar.gz file on Linux - how to manage manually-installed (or standalone) applications?
@tripleee thanks - that comment was just as good as an answer (concrete response)
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comment How to truely install a tar.gz file on Linux - how to manage manually-installed (or standalone) applications?
I've sorta formulated a better question - how should I manage my manually installed applications? Like Eclipse and Firefox, which generally run without complex dependencies (so I can set it up myself and download the package). They work standalone, as your or someone else mentioned, but I should I keep track of these apps, instead of leaving them all around my file system? (See updated question)
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comment How to truely install a tar.gz file on Linux - how to manage manually-installed (or standalone) applications?
Thanks for the detailed response. I looked into readmes, but I decided I didn't want to do something different each time. So after a lot more research, attempts, and frustration, I came up with a more concrete question/specification - see updated post.