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Old 01-16-2017, 10:43 PM   #1
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Missing applications


Hi everybody,

I have a puzzle, a couple of apps called gparted and disks has dropped from the application launcher menu. Apper says it is installed. I running DebIan 8.6.0 on a Hp Elitebook 8730w.

Any ideas?

Mike
 
Old 01-16-2017, 11:40 PM   #2
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Have you tried launching from command line? It's been a while since I used Debian but I believe
Code:
dpkg -l | grep packagename
would confirm whether it's installed or not.
If not just reinstall
 
Old 01-17-2017, 12:44 AM   #3
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have you tried:

whereis <app_name>

or if locate is installed try:

locate -b <app_name>
 
Old 01-17-2017, 02:45 AM   #4
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What is installed and what you find on your menu are two different things. You usually have a lot more programs installed than your menu shows you. In any case, most desktops have a menu-editing utility. If you want quick access to these tools, you can edit them back in.
 
Old 01-18-2017, 01:21 AM   #5
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Try this web-research (as a starting point, for clues as to what may have happened & be needed)
Quote:
debian remove application from launcher menu
(ubuntu is based on debian, so that info may be related) Best wishes! Let us know.
 
Old 01-27-2017, 01:17 AM   #6
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Hi everybody,
I'm sorry for the delay in my response. I've tried all of the above to no avail. It says gdisk is installed but it's nowhere to be seen.

Thanks again,
Mike
 
Old 01-27-2017, 01:29 AM   #7
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Probably this helps:
if you have gnome you need to click on "show application" (this is the last icon on the bottom). There will be a "type to search" field where you can enter gparted. Right click, add to favorites.
 
Old 01-27-2017, 08:21 AM   #8
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Hi everybody,
I'm sorry for the delay in my response. I've tried all of the above to no avail. It says gdisk is installed but it's nowhere to be seen.

Thanks again,
Mike
if you can find the executable in the bin then look in /usr/share/applications to see if it has a desktop file so it will show up in your menu, if no then create one for it.

copy one then change its name to the name of the program you're going to make it for. then open it up in a editor using root privileges, and change everything that needs to be changed so it will work. simple yes?

But is not gdisk just a command line app?

Code:
sudo find / -type f -name gdisk
or
sudo find / -type f -name gdisk*
that will find it
 
Old 01-28-2017, 01:11 AM   #9
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I ran the above code and here is the return:

root@Debian:/home/michael# find / -type f -name gdisk
/sbin/gdisk
/usr/share/lintian/overrides/gdisk
/usr/share/doc-base/gdisk

The /usr/share/doc-base/gdisk part is a document that says: Document: gdisk
Title: Gdisk manuals
Author: Roderick W. Smith
Abstract: Manuals for cgdisk, fixparts, gdisk and sgdisk
Section: System/Administration

Format: HTML
Index: /usr/share/doc/gdisk/index.html
Files: /usr/share/doc/gdisk/*.html

The lintain part saysocument: lintian
Title: Lintian User's Manual
Author: Christian Schwarz, Richard Braakman, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry
Abstract: This manual describes Lintian, the Debian package checker.
Section: Debian

Format: HTML
Index: /usr/share/doc/lintian/lintian.html/index.html
Files: /usr/share/doc/lintian/lintian.html/*.html

Format: text
Files: /usr/share/doc/lintian/lintian.txt.gz

The DebIan site says nothing about lintain at all.

By the way, I'm running KDE

Thanks for any ideas
Mike
 
Old 01-28-2017, 05:43 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ObsoleteMan View Post
I've tried all of the above to no avail. It says gdisk is installed but it's nowhere to be seen.
maybe it's been moved to a different submenu and/or renamed.
maybe it was a conscious decision to remove it from the menus completely because these are potentially harmful apps.
who knows what DE developers are up to in common, and KDE in particular...

if you're still confused, do this:
Code:
apt search nginx|grep installed
(replace "nginx" with whatever you want to search for, e.g. gparted or disks)
Code:
apt search nginx|grep installed|cut -d/ -f1| while read line; do dpkg -L "$line"|grep bin; done
(replace "nginx" with whatever you want to search for, e.g. gparted or disks)
 
Old 01-28-2017, 06:48 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by BW-userx View Post
Code:
sudo find / -type f -name gdisk
or
sudo find / -type f -name gdisk*
that will find it
Something. Not that.
OP: It's called gnome-disks, try it in Alt+F2.
same for gparted
terminal > gparted
 
Old 01-28-2017, 08:28 AM   #12
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Something. Not that.
OP: It's called gnome-disks, try it in Alt+F2.
same for gparted
terminal > gparted
now I am wondering where did I get the idea it was about "gdisk" but the same find method would apply, if just typing gnome-disks in the launcher or command line does not work.
 
Old 01-28-2017, 09:38 AM   #13
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$ sudo apt-get install menu
$ sudo update-menus

$ sudo apt-get install gpart
$ sudo apt-get install gparted

But I don't use a wm with menus. Baring rare times that I get less lazy and use dmenu. Full circle from a certain pov as I stopped using gentoo because it didn't update menus, or build them at all, for my non-mainstream wm at that time (IceWM).

I tend to use apt-file to figure these things out.

$ apt-file list gpart | grep -i menu
gparted: /usr/share/menu/gparted

Which means that gpart lacks the /usr/share/menu/ item for a menu entry. So wont be grabbed by update-menus. You can create that entry though.

$ cat /usr/share/menu/gparted

Applications -> System -> Administration -> Gnome partition editor

For debian jessie.
 
  


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