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README

README for SpaceFM v0.8.0


For updates and instructions visit:
    http://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/
    http://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/news.html
    http://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/spacefm-manual-en.html


CONTENTS

    DESCRIPTION
    PACKAGES
    INSTALLER
    BUILD
    BUILD DEBUG
    BUILD NEXT
    CREATE DEB PACKAGE
    UNINSTALL
    TRANSLATIONS
    LICENSE


DESCRIPTION

    SpaceFM is a multi-panel tabbed file manager with built-in VFS, udev-based
    device manager, customizable menu system, and bash integration.


PACKAGES

    antiX-12 includes spacefm and udevil:
        http://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/

    Arch Linux's [community] repository includes spacefm:
        http://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/i686/spacefm/
        http://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/spacefm/
    and Arch's AUR includes spacefm-git (equivalent to BUILD NEXT):
        http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=58247

    Debian-based deb packages are available in Downloads:
        (to save a file, click on its filename and click 'View Raw'):
        https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/tree/master/packages

        and are also available in the author's PPA:
            http://igurublog.wordpress.com/downloads/ppa/

        These convenience deb packages contain the source code and will build
        and install SpaceFM automatically on most Debian-based distros.
        $TMPDIR (usually /tmp) must NOT be mounted noexec. Or see CREATE DEB
        PACKAGE below.

        NOTE: SpaceFM requires libgtk >= 2.24.  Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu 10.04
              users also may not be able to install SpaceFM due to repositories
              missing package libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0

        For signatures and SHA256 sums see
            http://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/spacefm.SHA256.txt

    Foresight Lxde uses SpaceFM as its default file manager; Foresight includes
    spacefm in its repositories:
        http://www.foresightlinux.se/wiki-en/index.php?title=Spacefm

    Gentoo's portage tree includes spacefm:
        http://packages.gentoo.org/package/x11-misc/spacefm

    openSUSE 12.1 repo (add the following repo to Yast software manager):
        http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mournblade:/spacefm/openSUSE_12.1

    openSUSE Tumbleweed repo:
        http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mournblade:/spacefm/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/

    openSUSE rpm packages:
        http://software.opensuse.org/search?q=spacefm&baseproject=openSUSE%3A12.1&lang=en&include_home=true

    Parted Magic includes SpaceFM with udevil as its default file manager:
        http://partedmagic.com/doku.php

    PCLinuxOS has spacefm test packages available (see forum):
        http://www.pclinuxos.com/

    Sabayon includes spacefm in its repositories:
        http://www.sabayon.org/

    SliTaz includes spacefm in its repositories:
        http://pkgs.slitaz.org/search.sh?lang=C&object=Package&query=spacefm&submit=Search"

    Ubuntu: see 'Debian-based' above

    VectorLinux has spacefm test packages available:
        http://vectorlinux.com/

    Other:
        See INSTALLER below

    NOTE: Enabling kernel polling is recommended after installing SpaceFM:
    http://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/spacefm-manual-en.html#devices-kernpoll


INSTALLER

    A self-extracting installer is available (spacefm-x.x.x-installer.sh):
        https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/tree/master/packages
            (To save a file, click on its filename and click 'View Raw')

    The installer requires the build dependencies listed below in BUILD.  If
    any dependencies are missing, examine the error, install missing packages,
    and try again.

    The installer MUST be run in a terminal.  It automatically builds and
    installs.  Run it like this:

        bash spacefm-x.x.x-installer.sh

    or to see options:

        bash spacefm-x.x.x-installer.sh --help

    To reinstall or upgrade, just run the latest installer again.

    NOTE: Enabling kernel polling is recommended after installing SpaceFM:
    http://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/spacefm-manual-en.html#devices-kernpoll


BUILD

1)  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 dbus desktop-file-utils libc6
        libcairo2 libdbus-1-3 libglib2.0-0 libgtk2.0-0 (>=2.24) libgtk2.0-bin
        libpango1.0-0 libstartup-notification0 libx11-6 shared-mime-info
        intltool pkg-config libgtk2.0-dev libglib2.0-dev fakeroot
        libstartup-notification0-dev libdbus-1-dev libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0
        libudev0 (>=143) libudev-dev

    NOTE: libgtk must be >= 2.24.  Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu 10.04 users
        may not be able to install SpaceFM due to repositories missing package
        libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0

    Also Recommended: udevil|pmount|udisks, eject, lsof, wget, ktsuss|gksu

    IF building with HAL support, you also need:
        hal libhal-dev libhal-storage-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev libhal-storage1
        libhal1 libdbus-glib-1-2
    and with HAL you do NOT need: libudev0 libudev-dev

    IF disabling inotify support, you also need fam or gamin:
        fam|gamin libfam0|libgamin0 libfam-dev|libgamin-dev

    configure will report anything missing when you run it as shown below.

2)  Use these commands to download the SpaceFM tarball and build:

        # Download & Extract
        mkdir /tmp/spacefm-build && cd /tmp/spacefm-build
        wget -O spacefm.tar.gz https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/tarball/master
        tar xzf spacefm.tar.gz
        cd IgnorantGuru-spacefm-*

        # Build & Install
        ./configure --disable-pixmaps
        make -s
        sudo make install
        sudo update-mime-database /usr/local/share/mime > /dev/null
        sudo update-desktop-database -q
        sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -q -t -f /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor
        sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -q -t -f /usr/local/share/icons/Faenza

        # Remove Temporary Files
        cd / && rm -rf /tmp/spacefm-build

    NOTES:
    a) If configure reports missing dependencies, install them and run
       configure again before proceeding to make.

    b) Enabling kernel polling is recommended after installing SpaceFM:
       http://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/spacefm-manual-en.html#devices-kernpoll

    c) If hal support is desired (this will disable udev support and will
       seriously limit device manager capabilities), add --enable-hal to the
       configure command above.

    d) If you don't want to use the inotify kernel support and instead
       want fam or gamin to detect directory changes, add to configure:
          --disable-inotify

    e) 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  # to the configure command

    f) --disable-pixmaps causes icons to be installed to share/icons instead of
       share/pixmaps for GTK caching.  If you use this option, be sure to
       run sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -q -t -f /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor
       (or /usr/share/icons/hicolor depending on prefix)

    For general build information consult the INSTALL file.


BUILD DEBUG

If SpaceFM crashes on your system, you can help to correct this problem by
reporting it, including a full backtrace.

IF you are using Arch Linux, you can perform step 2 below, then use the AUR
spacefm-git package.

For other distros:

1)  Install build dependencies (see BUILD step 1 above).

2)  Install the 'gdb' GNU Debugger, and debugging symbols for gtk.  For example
    on Debian, this is done like this (packages on other distros should have
    similar names):

    apt-get install gdb libc6-dbg libglib2.0-0-dbg libgtk2.0-0-dbg librsvg2-dbg

3)  Use these commands to download the SpaceFM tarball and build:

        # Download & Extract
        mkdir /tmp/spacefm-build && cd /tmp/spacefm-build
        wget -O spacefm.tar.gz https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/tarball/master
        tar xzf spacefm.tar.gz
        cd IgnorantGuru-spacefm-*

        # Build & Install
        CFLAGS='-ggdb -O1' STRIP='!strip' ./configure --disable-pixmaps
        make -s
        sudo make install
        sudo update-mime-database /usr/local/share/mime > /dev/null
        sudo update-desktop-database -q
        sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -q -t -f /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor
        sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -q -t -f /usr/local/share/icons/Faenza

        # Remove Temporary Files
        cd / && rm -rf /tmp/spacefm-build

4)  Run spacefm with the debugger:

        gdb /usr/local/bin/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.


BUILD NEXT

The git 'next' branch of SpaceFM is a work in progress which eventually becomes
the next release version.  The next build is less stable in general, and
functions may be incomplete.  To build from this branch, install the required
build dependencies listed above in BUILD plus libtool, then:

    # Download & Extract
    mkdir /tmp/spacefm-next && cd /tmp/spacefm-next
    wget -O spacefm-next.tar.gz https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/tarball/next
    tar xzf spacefm-next.tar.gz
    cd IgnorantGuru-spacefm-*

    # Build, & Install
    ./autogen.sh --disable-pixmaps  # pass desired configure options here
    make -s
    sudo make install
    sudo update-mime-database /usr/local/share/mime > /dev/null
    sudo update-desktop-database -q
    sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -q -t -f /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor
    sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -q -t -f /usr/local/share/icons/Faenza

    # Remove Temporary Files
    cd / && rm -rf /tmp/spacefm-next


CREATE DEB PACKAGE

To build a deb file of SpaceFM on your Debian-based distro:

1)  Install build dependencies (see BUILD section above) plus 'debhelper'.

2)  Use these commands to download and extract the SpaceFM tarball (be sure to
    USE A TMP BUILD PATH THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN SPACES):

        mkdir /tmp/spacefm-build && cd /tmp/spacefm-build   # no spaces in path
        # Note: you can change "master" to "next" if you want the next branch:
        wget -O spacefm.tar.gz https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm/tarball/master
        tar xzf spacefm.tar.gz
        cd IgnorantGuru-spacefm-*

3)  IF hal support IS desired:

        cp debian/control-hal debian/control
        cp debian/rules-hal debian/rules

4)  Build package:  (the package files will appear in the parent directory)

        dpkg-buildpackage -b -uc
        cd .. && rm -rf IgnorantGuru-spacefm-* spacefm.tar.gz

5)  To install the package you built:

        dpkg -i spacefm*.deb


UNINSTALL

If you installed from a package, use your package manager to remove SpaceFM.
Otherwise, run these command AS ROOT:

    rm /usr/local/bin/spacefm /usr/local/bin/spacefm-auth
    rm -r /usr/local/share/spacefm
    rm /usr/local/share/pixmaps/spacefm.png
    rm /usr/local/share/pixmaps/spacefm-*.png
    rm /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/*/apps/spacefm.png
    rm /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/*/apps/spacefm-*.png
    rm /usr/local/share/icons/Faenza/apps/48/spacefm.png
    rm /usr/local/share/icons/Faenza/apps/48/spacefm-*.png
    rm /usr/local/share/locale/*/LC_MESSAGES/spacefm.mo
    rm /usr/local/share/applications/spacefm*.desktop
    rm /usr/local/share/mime/packages/spacefm-mime.xml
    update-mime-database /usr/local/share/mime > /dev/null
    update-desktop-database -q
    gtk-update-icon-cache -q -t -f /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor


TRANSLATIONS

Adding or updating a translation of SpaceFM doesn't require any special tools,
just a text editor.  For instructions, see the TRANSLATE file.


LICENSE

    SpaceFM - Copyright (C) 2012   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.

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