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Old 10-31-2006, 04:28 PM   #1
mikedeatworld
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Installing applications in Directory - KDE


If I am using APT to install applications and am using KDE as my Window Manager.

Where would I create a directory so that directory will show up in the KDE menu (how do I do this via command line). I.E. Applications, Games, etc Menus in KDE

How do I tell APT to install this application and so that it will show up in the directory I created?

Thanks for the help!

What I'd like to do is move applications location where they are located in the Desktop Manager, but I would like to do this via command line.

For instance, I'd like to create a Menu Item called: Security and place sub directories under this i.e.

Security

>Wireless
.........>Kismet
.........>airsnort
>Port Scanners
..............>nmap

That is what I'd like to do.

Any ideas?

Last edited by mikedeatworld; 11-01-2006 at 05:17 AM.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 10:23 AM   #2
jamie_h
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Well the easiest way to edit the K-Menu is with kmenuedit but if you need/want to do it from the command line the following link may be of some use

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...for_SUSE_Linux

It's written for Suse but it should be fairly similar for what you're using, which I assume is Ubuntu. I'm not an Ubuntu user so it may be the same as Suse but it's also possible the files will be in a slightly different location, for example on my Gentoo install they're in /usr/kde/3.5/share/applications/kde/ rather than /opt/kde3/share/applications/kde.

As for setting up APT to do what you want I'm not sure, does it not automatically add installed programs to the K-Menu which you could then just move manually to the directory you want?
 
Old 11-01-2006, 04:54 PM   #3
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i dont think u should change the installation directory...

i think u should rather create a symbolic link.

and, kmenuedit would be the easiest way.
 
  


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