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Fix for EasyApps

September 30, 2019 — BarryK

EasyApps, which is run by clicking the icon labelled "apps" on the desktop, is a great frontend for all the apps in Easy, nicely categorised. EasyApps is a modification of PupApps used in Puppy Linux. The author, Roger (radky in the Puppy Forum), kindly created the modification for me.

There was a report recently from Rodney, that the "Book Reader" selection in EasyApps does not work. I also found the same for "PDF reader". Yes, they both try to run 'Evince', however the executable is actually named 'evince'.

It does seem that in the puppies, PupApps creates a symlink of Evince to evince. I don't know why, but anyway, the symlink does not get created in Easy.

I fixed the problem by changing all occurrences of "Evince" to "evince", and bumped the PET from 3.1 to 3.1.1. 

Tags: easy