Trying to install on Rasberry Pi OS (debian)

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daveo
Posts: 1
Joined: 17 Jul 2020

Post by daveo

Downloaded and extracted to /home/pi/FreeFileSync,

.desktop reads
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=FreeFileSync
GenericName=Folder Comparison and Synchronization
GenericName[de_DE]=Ordnervergleich und Synchronisation
Exec=/home/pi/FreeFileSync/Bin/FreeFileSync_i686 %F
Icon=/home/pi/FreeFileSync/Build/Resources/FreeFileSync.png
NoDisplay=false
Terminal=false
Categories=Utility;FileTools;
StartupNotify=true
Doesn't show up in any of the system menu categories. If I double click the .desktop file, it asks me if I want to execute it.. if I say yes, I get an hourglass cursor for a few moments and then nothing. .desktop file exhibits a generic icon.
bgstack15
Posts: 142
Joined: 7 Jan 2018

Post by bgstack15

Alas, i686 is a different architecture than the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi runs on an ARM architecture (probably armv7 but I can't remember for sure, and it probably depends on which version of Raspi you're using anyways).

Try searching this forum for the other folks who have successfully compiled FreeFileSync for that architecture.