It might be a silly question: where do I have to put the folder extracted from .tar.bz2 in a linux machine (Debian)? Usually I use a repository to install it but with the experimental versions I never know where to put it and I don't even know how to link the executable to the gnome application menu. Any help, please?

  • $\begingroup$ It is traditional to use /opt/ for additional software, personally I keep blender versions in ~/src/ $\endgroup$ – rob Sep 11 '19 at 13:20
  • $\begingroup$ It doesn't really matter. I prefer to put it in a directory called software inside my home directory. What you may want to do is edit your .profile and add it to your PATH so you can call Blender easily from the terminal. $\endgroup$ – Robert Gützkow Sep 11 '19 at 13:21
  • $\begingroup$ If you want to be able to add it as a desktop entry, you will have to copy the blender.desktop file either to ~/.local/share/applications for the current user or /usr/share/applications to have it for all users. $\endgroup$ – Robert Gützkow Sep 11 '19 at 13:34
  • $\begingroup$ @rjg I'll try it later. Thank you for your answer. $\endgroup$ – Penny Sep 11 '19 at 13:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Penny If this helped you solve your problem, I'll add it as a proper answer (instead of just a comment). $\endgroup$ – Robert Gützkow Sep 11 '19 at 14:17

Simply unpack it into Documents folder, and it works fine

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  • $\begingroup$ Ok so you can put it anywhere you want as far as you have permission to access to that folder. And what about a a link to the gnome application menu? Is that possible or better to start it by CLI? $\endgroup$ – Penny Sep 11 '19 at 13:32
  • $\begingroup$ I can't tell you for sure about gnome, but guess it is possible. Is it that important, that you need to start blender by CLI?@Penny $\endgroup$ – cxnt Sep 11 '19 at 13:38
  • $\begingroup$ It is not so important I can easily start it up by CLI, but I just wanted to know if there was a way to do it. Thank you for your help. $\endgroup$ – Penny Sep 11 '19 at 13:44
  • $\begingroup$ Could you please mark my answer as an answer, if it was useful to you, thanks @Penny $\endgroup$ – cxnt Sep 11 '19 at 13:52

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