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Old 02-23-2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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Some packages appear on the main menu & others don't?

I'm running Debian/Sarge with Gnome 2.4 & kernel image 2.4. Some installed packages(if not most) appear on the main menu but others don't. For example, I recently installed LinNeighborhood using Synaptic. LinNeighborhood did not appear on the main menu. I found it under /usr/bin/LinNeighborhood & created a launcher for it. Foomatic is another example. I'm puzzled. Am I doing something wrong & how do I fix it?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Old 02-23-2004, 08:27 PM   #2
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This is the one thing that I find annoying with Debian - it has its own menu system that it maintains - the problem is that none of the major GUIs actually use it. However, you can import the Debian menus into KDE and GNOME; run the command 'update-menus'. 'apt-get install menu' if you don't have it. Note, however that that will, I believe, add its own seperate menu in GNOME (underneath the main GNOME 'programs' menu). You will probably discover many other programs that you have and didn't know about when you do this (I found about 100 when I first learned of this command). Then, just edit your menu manually to clean it up if you want. All Debian packages are supposed to create a menu entry in the Debian system. Most do create entries in KDE and GNOME as well, but not all, unfortunately.

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Old 02-24-2004, 12:00 PM   #3
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Thank you. I used 'update-menus' as you suggested and it worked.
Old 02-24-2004, 03:32 PM   #4
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how would u add something to a menu in redhat 9.0?


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