.desktop files in order to launch a program.
The Plank launchers are specified in
~/.config/plank/dock1/launchers/, for each item there is a
.dockitem file which contains lines like
For example, dragging&dropping the
usr/share/applications/vlc.desktop file onto Plank will create the corresponding file
~/.config/plank/dock1/launchers/vlc.dockitem with the lines:
So, for the given case of a static build, a
.desktop file is needed containing the line
When a main version is already installed, like in my case with Deadbeef, a simple way is to copy the
usr/share/applications/deadbeef.desktop file in an accessible location, edit it in a text editor, change the
Exec= line as above, save, and then drop the desktop file onto Plank.