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README for SpaceFM v1.0 Homepage http://ignorantguru.github.io/spacefm/ Downloads https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/releases Official Forum https://sourceforge.net/p/spacefm/discussion/general/ CONTENTS DESCRIPTION PACKAGES INSTALLER DEPENDENCIES DOWNLOAD INSTALL BUILD DEBUG CREATE DEBIAN PACKAGE UNINSTALL USING GIT ENABLE KERNEL POLLING TRANSLATE RELEASE LICENSE DERIVATIVE WORKS DESCRIPTION SpaceFM is a multi-panel tabbed file and desktop manager for Linux with built-in VFS, udev- or HAL-based device manager, customisable menu system, and bash integration. SpaceFM aims to provide a stable, capable file manager with significant customisation capabilities. PACKAGES SpaceFM is included in most distro repositories. To find packages, forum threads, and other info for your distro, see: https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/wiki/Distros For other distros, or to build with custom options, see INSTALLER below. INSTALLER The easiest way to download and build SpaceFM is to use the net installer, which automates the instructions in this README. To download the installer: wget https://raw.github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/next/spacefm-installer # OR using curl: curl -L -o spacefm-installer \ https://raw.github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/next/spacefm-installer To run the installer (MUST be run in a terminal): bash spacefm-installer Most users can press Enter to accept default values at both prompts. The installer will display dependencies for your chosen build. If any dependencies are missing, examine the error, install missing packages, and try again. See DEPENDENCIES below for reference. If you have already downloaded the source, the installer can be run from within the source directory to automatically build and install: ./spacefm-installer When SpaceFM is installed, the installer is also installed to /usr/bin. For automated options, run: spacefm-installer --help To reinstall or upgrade, just run the installer again. For example, to upgrade to the latest rolling release, just run: spacefm-installer --version=next --prefix=/usr To uninstall: spacefm-installer --uninstall DEPENDENCIES Install required build dependencies (below are Debian package names - packages names on your distro may vary but should be similar): autotools-dev bash build-essential intltool pkg-config fakeroot shared-mime-info desktop-file-utils libc6 libcairo2 libglib2.0-0 libglib2.0-dev libpango1.0-0 libx11-6 libx11-6-dev libudev0 (>=143) libudev-dev libffmpegthumbnailer-dev Also, if using GTK2: libgtk2.0-0 (>=2.18) libgtk2.0-dev libgtk2.0-bin OR, if using GTK3: libgtk-3-0 libgtk-3-dev libgtk-3-bin Also, if you want to use startup notification: libstartup-notification0 libstartup-notification0-dev dbus libdbus-1-3 libdbus-1-dev ALSO RECOMMENDED: eject lsof wget udevil|pmount|udisks gksu|kdesu|ktsuss For additional mounting support: fuseiso curlftpfs jmtpfs gphotofs ifuse configure will report anything missing when you run it as shown below. DOWNLOAD SpaceFM is distributed via Github: https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/releases First, make a temporary directory and enter it: mkdir /tmp/spacefm-build cd /tmp/spacefm-build To download a branch, particular version, or under-development commit, use: wget -O spacefm.tar.gz https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/archive/next.tar.gz The above example downloads the 'next' branch, which is SpaceFM's rolling release. You can also substitute 'master' (stable release), a version number (eg '1.0.4'), or a commit (eg 1709b809) for 'next' in the above URL. Then, extract the archive, and enter the source directory: tar xzf spacefm.tar.gz && cd spacefm-* ALTERNATIVELY, instead of downloading the tarball with wget above, you can use git to clone the SpaceFM source repo, check signatures, and download upgrades. See the USING GIT section further below. INSTALL Use these commands to build and install: ./configure --prefix=/usr make -s sudo make install sudo update-mime-database /usr/share/mime > /dev/null sudo update-desktop-database -q sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -q -t -f /usr/share/icons/hicolor sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -q -t -f /usr/share/icons/Faenza # Remove Temporary Files cd / && rm -rf /tmp/spacefm-build If configure reports missing dependencies, install them and run configure again before proceeding to make. configure options for alternate builds: --with-gtk3 By default, configure will use GTK2 if installed. To force use of GTK3, add --with-gtk3. BE SURE to use a GTK3 theme which supports your CURRENT version of GTK3 (no theme warnings should appear when spacefm is run in a terminal), or use Adwaita. PACKAGERS: Due to other desktop components, some users may require or prefer GTK2. Please consider providing both spacefm-gtk2 and spacefm-gtk3 packages for your users. --disable-video-thumbnails Remove support for video thumbnails. Omit libffmpegthumbnailer. --with-preferable-sudo= SpaceFM supports ktsuss, gksu, gksudo, gnomesu, kdesu, and xdg-su. To build with an additional custom su program ('/usr/bin/mysu' in this example), add: --with-preferable-sudo=/usr/bin/mysu --enable-hal Use HAL instead of udev. Device manager functions are extremely limited. Use of this build is only recommended if udev or eudev is not available. SpaceFM HAL support is no longer actively developed, yet please report any build problems. Instead of libudev0 and libudev-dev, install: hal libhal-dev libhal-storage-dev libhal-storage1 libhal1 libdbus-glib-1-2 libdbus-glib-1-dev dbus libdbus-1-3 libdbus-1-dev For additional configure options, see: ./configure --help Note: When using older distros, enabling kernel polling may be required. If you insert a CD and SpaceFM still says 'no media', please see the ENABLE KERNEL POLLING section further below. BUILD DEBUG If SpaceFM crashes or hangs on your system, you can help to correct this problem by reporting it, including a full backtrace. The easiest way to install a debug-compatible version of SpaceFM is using the installer. See INSTALLER section above. At the install options prompt, enter 1 for Debug. Or run: spacefm-installer --version=next 1 OR, to manually build for debugging: 1) Install build dependencies for your build (see DEPENDENCIES above). 2) Install the 'gdb' GNU Debugger, and debugging library symbols. For example on Debian (packages on other distros should have similar names): libc6-dbg libglib2.0-0-dbg libgtk2.0-0-dbg|libgtk-3-0-dbg librsvg2-dbg gdb 3) Follow the DOWNLOAD and INSTALL instructions above, substituting this configure command (add any other desired configure options): CFLAGS='-ggdb3' STRIP='!strip' ./configure --prefix=/usr 4) After completing the install, run spacefm with the debugger: gdb spacefm In gdb, enter 'run' at the prompt. SpaceFM will start. When the crash occurs, gdb will freeze SpaceFM. If SpaceFM hangs, press Ctrl-C in gdb to interrupt it, or run 'killall -s KILL spacefm' in another terminal. 5) In the terminal running gdb enter 'bt full'. Provide the output with your detailed bug report at https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/issues NOTE: When SpaceFM is built this way, it may run more slowly and use more memory. Once you are done debugging, be sure to install a normal (optimized) build. CREATE DEBIAN PACKAGE It's easy to create a binary deb package of SpaceFM on your Debian-based distro. Please see the file distros/debian/README-DEBIAN. Also note that there are SpaceFM packages in the official Debian repos and elsewhere: https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/wiki/Debian UNINSTALL If you installed from a package, use your package manager to remove SpaceFM. Or, use the installer to uninstall: spacefm-installer --uninstall Otherwise, run these commands AS ROOT: rm /usr/bin/spacefm /usr/bin/spacefm-auth /usr/bin/spacefm-installer rm -r /usr/share/spacefm rm /usr/share/pixmaps/spacefm.png rm /usr/share/pixmaps/spacefm-*.png rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/apps/spacefm.png rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/apps/spacefm-*.png rm /usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/48/spacefm.png rm /usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/48/spacefm-*.png rm /usr/sharee/*/LC_MESSAGES/spacefm.mo rm /usr/share/applications/spacefm*.desktop rm /usr/share/mime/packages/spacefm-mime.xml update-mime-database /usr/share/mime > /dev/null update-desktop-database -q gtk-update-icon-cache -q -t -f /usr/share/icons/hicolor USING GIT Instead of downloading a tarball to install SpaceFM, you can download some or all of the source repo using git. See a tutorial for complete git instructions, but a few examples are provided below. To download just the source dir of a given branch, version, or commit, run: git clone --depth 1 -b next git://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm.git spacefm cd spacefm You can substitute any branch or version (eg 1.0.4) for 'next' in the above command. To build and install, see INSTALL above, or run: ./spacefm-installer To pull in the latest changes to the next branch, run: git pull origin next Then you can proceed to INSTALL instructions to install the upgrade, or run: ./spacefm-installer Although git already includes strong integrity protection, SpaceFM release tags are also signed with GPG key: ignorantguru AT gmx.com 0x01937621. To verify the GPG signature on a release (1.0.4 in this example), run: git tag -v 1.0.4 To download the full SpaceFM source repo, with all branches and history: git clone git://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm.git spacefm cd spacefm To find the sources for a particular branch (eg next or master), version, or commit (in this example, version 1.0.4), run: git checkout 1.0.4 Then you can proceed to INSTALL instructions or run spacefm-installer. To create a tar.xz archive of the sources for version 1.0.4: git archive 1.0.4 --prefix=spacefm-1.0.4/ | xz > spacefm-1.0.4.tar.xz ENABLE KERNEL POLLING Kernel polling, which allows for device and media change detection, is a newer feature of the Linux kernel and udev, so some distros don't yet have it enabled by default, but most already do. If you insert a CD and SpaceFM still says 'no media', this is a symptom that kernel polling is not enabled. To use kernel polling, your Linux kernel may need to be 2.6.38 or newer, and udev may need to be version 173 or newer. TO DETERMINE IF KERNEL POLLING IS ENABLED: cat /sys/module/block/parameters/events_dfl_poll_msecs cat /sys/block/sr0/events_poll_msecs If you get 0 or -1 from both of those commands, kernel polling may be disabled. TO ENABLE KERNEL POLLING PERMANENTLY (survives a reboot), add the following command to your /etc/rc.local file (anywhere before the 'exit' line in that file): echo 2000 > /sys/module/block/parameters/events_dfl_poll_msecs Any number between 2000 and 5000 (milliseconds) should be reasonable - the higher 5000 means poll every 5 seconds, which is less overhead but a little slower. OR pass this option to the kernel boot command line in grub: block.events_dfl_poll_msecs=2000 OR add a udev rule to enable kernel polling on removable devices: echo 'ACTION=="add", ATTR{removable}=="1", \ ATTR{events_poll_msecs}=="-1", ATTR{events_poll_msecs}="2000"' \ > /etc/udev/rules.d/61-removable-storage-polling.rules A reboot will be required for the above changes to take effect, or... TO ENABLE KERNEL POLLING TEMPORARILY AND IMMEDIATELY, enable common polling for the block module: sudo bash -c 'echo 2000 > /sys/module/block/parameters/events_dfl_poll_msecs' OR you can enable polling just for a single device like this (/dev/sr0 in this example): sudo bash -c 'echo 2000 > /sys/block/sr0/events_poll_msecs' This change should be immediate - media will be detected. However, the above change will be lost when you reboot. References: http://www.mail-archive.com/lfs-dev@linuxfromscratch.org/msg15714.html http://blogs.gentoo.org/mgorny/2011/06/20/uam-can-now-mount-cds-and-dvds/ https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/25609 http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/38582/ TRANSLATE To help translate SpaceFM please visit: https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/wiki/Translate At Transifex: https://www.transifex.com/ignorantguru/spacefm/ Just sign up for a free Transifex account. For instructions visit: http://help.transifex.com/intro/translating.html#translating RELEASE For developers: The 'release' script in the SpaceFM source dir is used by SpaceFM developers (or forks) to perform a release. To use this script, complete changes to the next branch (they don't have to be commited), then run: ./release Note the manual workflow items listed by the script before proceeding. The script will interactively perform a release of SpaceFM by increasing the version number, preparing the source dir for distribution, commiting the next branch, merging to master, signing the release tag, pushing master, starting the next version, and pushing next. You must have permission to push to git's origin. It also optionally pulls the wiki, and pushes gh-pages, if present. When the script is finished, master branch will contain the new release, next branch will be prepared for the next version, and Github will show the release tag in Releases. LICENSE SpaceFM - Copyright (C) 2015 GPL3+ This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. The 'exo' libraries and source code used by this software are licensed under the GNU General Public License and the GNU Lesser General Public License version 3 (LGPL3). You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License and the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA. See COPYING and COPYING-LGPL files. DERIVATIVE WORKS If you plan to publish a significant amount of or the full source to SpaceFM with your modifications, please see the following wiki article: https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/wiki/Guidelines-For-Distributing-Modifications
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