Pamac, can install programs, but no launch them

Hi there! This is my first post here!

I'm just here to ask a question: why there are programs that can be installed through pacman, but cannot be launched? For example:
If i install Firefox i can execute it simply by clicking at the "launch" button in pacman or launching it's app icon on the apps menu, but with some others (in my case, the program i want to execute is called dolibarr) there's neither a "launch" option or an app icon.
I don't if i have to do some tweaking or it's just that i'm missing something.

PD: I've installed dolibar from the AUR. I say this if this may be the cause of the problem.

Welcome to the Forum!

Dolibarr seems to be a web-based application that has to be run using a web server on your machine. There is no launcher to start it like most applications in your system.

See here the documentation:
https://wiki.dolibarr.org/index.php/Main_Page

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https://wiki.dolibarr.org/index.php/General_information_on_usage

Starting the application:

To begin, launch the application, either by clicking on the icon installed on your desktop by the installation package or by typing appropriate URL in your web browser (The URL can be of the form http://localhost/dolibarr/ for local installation but can be different in the case of a manual installation, in that case it will depend on the configuration of your Web server).

After launching application, you should see the login page with at least 2 fields:

  • Login : the login of user to connect. If this is a first usage, it is the user entered at last step of the installation (eg admin)
  • Password : the password of user to connect. If this is a first usage, it is the password entered at last step of the installation (eg changeme)

So I can mark it solved by @bill_t :slight_smile:

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Ohhh okaaay. So if i install a program through pacman and there's no launch option, does that mean that the program cannot be launched as a "normal" app?

Read first then ask :wink:

It will differ from "App" to "App" :slight_smile:
GUI, CLI, web-based ...

You mean pamac. the graphical Add/Remove Software application. Pacman is a command line tool. :wink:

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= CLI = comand line interface, Call Level Interface ... :smiley:

I really love the shorten. And that "always" all adhere to the specifications :smiley: .

I purposely did not use GUI or CLI in my post. Notice where we are? :stuck_out_tongue:

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But as a newcomer and sometimes even today these abbreviations finish me off. :crazy_face:
The best example is the NetworkManager.
The packet names are usually written in lower case or separated by a hyphen.

But you have to go through this learning curve yourself. :slight_smile:

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