First off, I am using Kubuntu 12.04.
I've just downloaded and unpacked a standalone installation of some software (Intellij's Phpstorm IDE, but I don't think it matters). I've copied the unpacked directory to my
/opt directory using sudo.
I am able to launch the main shell script from the commandline without using
sudo with no issues.
I would like to run the app from my
Application Launcher so, I ran the
Edit Applications... app from the Launcher icon and added the path to the main shell script in a new entry (
/opt/PhpStorm-111.344/bin/phpstorm.sh) and saved it. Whenever I click the newly added entry, nothing happens, the application does not launch. I have seen this question about registering applications in kde, and I don't think it applies to this situation since that is what the
Edit Applications... dialog is supposed to do (I think).
So what am I missing? Do I need to specify another way of running the command in the dialog entry? Is this a
.desktop file issue? Something else?
I ran the command
/opt/PhpStorm-111.344/bin/phpstorm.sh from the
ALT+F2 run box , invoking a terminal. I was returned with a message complaining that the
$JAVA_HOME variable cannot be found.
Now, I do indeed have a
$JAVA_HOME environment variable setup in my
.bashrc file, and it can be seen from an
echo $JAVA_HOME command. Again, I am able to run the application with no problems if I simply open a terminal and run the shell script from there, so the
$JAVA_HOME variable is seen in that context. I have logged out and back in and run
source ~/.bashrc, and neither seem to help.
I am thinking now it is some sort of user permission issue to the
$JAVA_HOME variable that is preventing it from running.