Who is Albert?
At this time Albert does not officially support CentOS 7. Building from the source to the rescue!
Not so fast, cowboy. There are a few software version bummers along the road. One of them is gcc. Another one is sqlite. But no worries, I got you covered.
# Install EPEL, RPM Fusion, and SCL repositories # (EPEL must be installed prior to RPM Fusion) yum install epel-release yum install centos-release-scl-rh yum localinstall \ https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-7.noarch.rpm \ https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-7.noarch.rpm # Install dependencies, including the latest version of GCC via SCL repository yum install cmake3 qt5-qtbase qt5-qtbase-devel qt5-qtx11extras-devel \ qt5-qtsvg-devel qt5-qtdeclarative-devel VirtualBox-devel muParser-devel \ python34-devel devtoolset-3-gcc devtoolset-3-gcc-c++ # Spin a bash shell with the latest version of GCC in the environment scl enable devtoolset-3 bash # Download Albert git clone --recursive https://github.com/albertlauncher/albert.git # Reset to the commit that I worked with (the most recent at the time) # Future commits may or may not build using steps from this post cd albert git reset --hard 21c7972 # Apply the patch to fix sqlite version problem (more on this below) git apply albert-centos7.patch # Build the thing cd .. mkdir albert-build cd albert-build cmake3 ../albert -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug \ -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=/usr/lib/cmake make # Install the thing noting all the files being touched in the process tracefile -u make install | tee albert-make-install-files.txt # Fingers crossed the bird should fly albert
The SQLite from CentOS 7 repo on my installation was reporting version below 3.8.2 required to support the
WITHOUT ROWID syntax. As a result after successful compilation my binary was failing miserably. The patch fixes this nuisance.
A simple Perl script monitoring files and directories touched by a running process. You can check out the original version or, a little bit cleand up mine. I found it useful noting all the files touched by
make install so I can clean up my system in case
make uninstall was not provided.