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Old 22nd January 2013, 04:03 AM
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Smile Mendeley x64 Pacakge

Hi.

I'm playing around with RPMs and figured I would try to package something useful for some.

I made an rpm for Mendeley 1.7.1 x64 http://www.mendeley.com/ because they currently give you a tar ball that you have to extract and put in a random directory.... and I hate that.....

That I uploaded
Github repo:
https://github.com/hmaarrfk/mendeley-rpm

It contains an RPM that has a .fc17.x86. It "works" to my knowledge with F17 and F18 64bit.

I stripped the original tar from any packaged libraries so it is definitely a lighter install than the original one.


I don't really have a fancy test setup so I am counting on your feedback to test if everything works.

Known bugs:
If you add it to favorites on Gnome 3 it will create a new icon when it opens... this is not a bug on my end but on Mendeley's end or Gnome 3's end.

Possible Bugs:
  1. The Link Handler probably doesn't work as of yet. (Mendeley does something really stupid like run the install scripts every time it opens, so I rewrote the run script myself -- which is literally nothing -- but it might not be complete).

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Old 14th July 2013, 01:27 AM
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Re: Mendeley x64 Pacakge

Hey all, just a little update, some of us have updated the mendeley package to now be much more Linux friendly and hopefully have a smoother mendeley experience.

We now have much better support for Gnome Shell:
- The icons look as Mendeley intended them to (this doesn't mean that they necessarily look awesome, but it is now really Mendeley's fault).
- The launcher should work well.

We also have experimented with 32 bit support (sorry we don't actually have 32 bit laptops to test this on), but there is no reason why the 32 bit packages shouldn't work.

You can download the releases at:
https://github.com/hmaarrfk/mendeley-rpm/releases
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Old 14th July 2013, 07:47 AM
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Lightbulb Re: Mendeley x64 Pacakge

Quote:
%files
%{_bindir}/*
%{_libdir}/*
In case it stores shared libs directly %_libdir (and hence in run-time linker's search path), that means you would typically run /sbin/ldconfig in the %post and %postun sections.
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Old 14th July 2013, 07:58 AM
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Re: Mendeley x64 Pacakge

Ah I get it, it is explained here


http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packag...ared_libraries

Thank you for your help, I remember skimming through all these websites back when I first started to package mendeley, but I didn't understand most of it.

Thanks .
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Old 25th April 2016, 06:21 PM
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Re: Mendeley x64 Pacakge

Hi, just wondering if the Mendeley x64 package will be updated for Fedora 23/24. Las update was made on January 2015 for Fedora 21. This is a very nice service and using the generic version is somewhat frustrating.
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Old 25th April 2016, 07:03 PM
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Re: Mendeley x64 Pacakge

When I started the project, copr didn't exist, so I uploaded the binaries to github. Now that copr is available, I simply upload the releases there.
https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/co...ndeleydesktop/

It is close to 200 downloads!!!

I thought it was clear on the github page, but I guess it might have been confusing if you clicked on "releases".
I published a new release making it explicit there too.


I hope this helps.
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Old 25th April 2016, 07:21 PM
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Re: Mendeley x64 Pacakge

Ahh! Now we are talking!!!! Running smoothly here on Fedora 24. You did a wonderful job.
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Old 28th April 2016, 01:52 PM
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Re: Mendeley x64 Pacakge

I noticed the repo is no longer where it used to be . What happened???
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Old 28th April 2016, 11:46 PM
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Re: Mendeley x64 Pacakge

Yea.... sorry. I was looking into it again, and it seemed that posting proprietary software onto COPR was against their policy. Fedora is quite strict about having only Free and opensource software available in their channels.

I'm trying to get the mendeley package onto RPMFusion. It will take some time to get approved.

In the meantime, you can download the RPM from http://markharfouche.com/~makerpm/me...c23.x86_64.rpm

you can go to
http://markharfouche.com/~makerpm
to see if there is any update.

Let me know if you need a specific version. But I think it should work with any modern version of Fedora 64 bit.
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Old 29th April 2016, 01:54 PM
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Re: Mendeley x64 Pacakge

OK, thanks a lot hmaarrfk. I guess RPMfusion will be just fine (they package Dropbox, for example). Mendeley is working very well on all my computers.
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Old 29th April 2016, 07:01 PM
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Re: Mendeley x64 Pacakge

You can follow my request to get it uploaded.
https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4041

Unfortunately, I think dropbox is actually released under a GPL license.
The package itself doesn't do much, but then installs an OTHER proprietary package.

https://www.dropbox.com/help/247
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Old 30th April 2016, 02:16 PM
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Re: Mendeley x64 Pacakge

Quote:
Originally Posted by hmaarrfk View Post
You can follow my request to get it uploaded.
https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4041
Yes, I will! Thanks again.

Quote:
Unfortunately, I think dropbox is actually released under a GPL license.
The package itself doesn't do much, but then installs an OTHER proprietary package.

https://www.dropbox.com/help/247
Now that you mention it, you are right. When I used Dropbox, I recall you download a rather small rpm. On first run, it downloads a bigger chunk of software.
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