OpenMSX flatpak

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By Bodhi1969

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29-10-2020, 10:50

ren wrote:

Haven't looked at the official package, but have a look here: https://github.com/openMSX/openMSX/issues/1291#issuecomment-... (under 'Installation')

No, I´m sorry but it doesn´t work. Even after installing with -y, after flatpak run org.openmsx.openMSX openmsx-catapult it says:

"Fatal error: Error parsing command line: openmsx-catapult"

By ren

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29-10-2020, 15:18

flatpak run org.openmsx.openMSX.Catapult

?

By Bodhi1969

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29-10-2020, 16:27

ren wrote:

flatpak run org.openmsx.openMSX.Catapult

Now it says that app/org.openmsx.openMSX.Catapult/x86_64/master is not installed.

By ren

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29-10-2020, 16:59

I'm just guessing here.. Haven't had any first-hand experience with Flatpak yet Smile

@rderooy is also member here, but his last post if from early April..

Perhaps flatpak run org.openmsx.openMSX && openmsx-catapult ?

OR Catapult might need to be installed separately first via flatpak install flathub org.openmsx.openMSX.Catapult ?

By Bodhi1969

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29-10-2020, 17:53

It's a bit like poking around in the fog. None of this solves the problem. The question is where at github the problem is best placed. OpenMSX? Flathub? Thanks for your afford, ren.

By Bodhi1969

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29-10-2020, 18:04

I think people who use OpenMSX for a long time don't need flatpak. Those who just want to try OpenMSX, or are not so familiar with the program yet, might not even try it without Catapult due to lack of comfort.

On the other hand, I can't imagine that this hasn't been tested before the public release.

By ren

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29-10-2020, 19:29

Another guess Smile

flatpak run --command=openmsx-catapult org.openmsx.openMSX


(ps: for less clutter, you can edit your post instead of posting a new one each time Wink)

By Bodhi1969

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29-10-2020, 20:22

ren wrote:

Another guess Smile

flatpak run --command=openmsx-catapult org.openmsx.openMSX

That`s it. Now I just have to figure out the right executable. And it lies in /var/lib/flatpak/app/org.openmsx.openMSX/x86_64/stable/active/files/bin/ Smile

So this issue seems to be solved. :-) Thanks ren.

[=12]Now I will wrap myself in silence again. ;-)

By rderooy

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29-10-2020, 20:12

A few things....

First of all, as indicated at the flatpak page: https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.openmsx.openMSX
It only comes with the C-BIOS ROMs. You should install your own ROMs under ~/.openmsx/share/systemroms just like when you compile openMSX yourself. This is not special to the flatpak version.

You should not put them under the ~/.var directory, as that is the equivalent to a system directory and uninstalling or upgrading to a new version could mean the loss of your files.

As to running it, there should be two desktop icons. One for "openMSX" and one for "openMSX Catapult". Simply double click on them.

If you want to start openMSX from the commandline, you can do so as follows:

flatpak run org.openmsx.openMSX

Or if you want to run Catapult:

flatpak run --command=openmsx-catapult org.openmsx.openMSX

Or if you want to open a shell *inside* the flatpak

flatpak run --command=sh org.openmsx.openMSX

By rderooy

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29-10-2020, 20:46

Here is a README I had created. This is linked from the main flathub page
https://github.com/flathub/org.openmsx.openMSX

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