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CmapTools in Linux

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:05 pm
by worths1
Where does the CmapTools binary install in Linux. I'm trying to find it. I'm using Elementary OS and I installed from Terminal using the GUI.

BTW, there seems to be a forum bug. Every search returns the error "too many common words."

Re: CmapTools in Linux

Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:41 pm
by lostipod
I just installed this for my partner on Elementary OS 5 and had the same problem. I re-ran the installer, but this time chose her Home directory as the install path (the default location of

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/root/IHMC CmapTools
is bizarre and I could not find it just using

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). After all that I realized that to launch the app, one has to launch from the terminal (from the install location chosen):

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The rights should be fine, even though the installer installs as user root and group root, everyone has execute permissions.

Now I just need to figure out how to create a link for her in the Dock, or I guess write a "script" with the command. No matter if I ran the installer bin in terminal mode or GUI mode, I got
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I'm assuming that's why the installer bin didn't create a nice shiny icon to click on to launch the application.

Re: CmapTools in Linux

Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:41 pm
by cmapadmin
That's correct -- on Linux, CmapTools is by default installed in your home folder, in the "IHMC CmapTools" subfolder. So if you are logged in as root, you will find it in /home/root/IHMC CmapTools (with root ownership since you installed it as root). If you installed it as a normal user, you can find it in /home/<userId>/IHMC CmapTools.

As mentioned, after changing to the installation folder, you can simply run the "./CmapTools" launch script from that folder.

You can manually add a shortcut icon to your desktop to launch CmapTools, but the details depend on your linux distribution and desktop environment. For elementary OS, this link may help: ... y-os-freya

- cmapadmin