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Old 04-27-2004, 04:21 PM   #1
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KDE Application Menu, not updating?


I've recently upgraded to KDE 3.2.2 using Apt-get. Before I upgraded whenever I installed or removed a program using APT it used to install or remove the program from the Application Menu. I.E. if I installed Mozilla, I'd be able to go to the menu > internet and there Mozilla would be. It no longer does that. Does anyone know of a way to fix that? Is it a setting I'm missing or something a little more complex?
 
Old 04-27-2004, 04:44 PM   #2
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I'm not 100% sure how Debian integrates support but in Gentoo I would use this command to compile with KDE support:

USE="kde" emerge openoffice
USE="gtk" emerge nmap (Would emerge nmap frontend as opposed to text mode)

Maybe Debian has a similar command to add support for whatever you are installing but I am not sure. Gentoo offers the USE variable to allow the user to control what he compiles support for specifically as opposed to compiling uneeded or unwanted support. You might check on a Debian IRC channel to see if Debian offers this option or if it should be adding support on its own.

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Old 04-27-2004, 04:48 PM   #3
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For ease of use I'm using synaptic to install programs. Before I updated to the 3.2.2 version of KDE, the icons would appear where the should be. Then they only appeared in a Debian subdirectory in the Menu, now the Debian subdirectory has disapeared after running apt-get upgrade and updating krusader.

Also getting rid of programs that where in the K Menu leaves the icon behind but not attached to anything.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 04:52 PM   #4
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You can make manual additions and deletions in the KDE menu using the KDE control panel. I use Gnome now but I believe Desktop>>Behavior>>Panels will allow you to customize the list and remove the old unlinked items manually. I don't remember all the sub-menus under panel but I am positive it is there somewhere.

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Old 04-27-2004, 06:07 PM   #5
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Well I know about manual additions and deletions, but it used to be automatic and I'd like it to be that way again.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:53 PM   #6
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Does Anybody have any ideas?
 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:57 PM   #7
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run kappfinder
 
Old 04-28-2004, 06:00 PM   #8
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About 2 seconds after I posted the last post I found that. I think I'll give it a shot.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 06:12 PM   #9
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And, it doesn't find any of the packages I've installed. Even though I can still run them from the console.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 06:21 PM   #10
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could be that kappfinder in unstable is broken, i run unstable on my home machine, and my .desktop icons kept disappearing from kicker

try downgrading kappfinder to 3.1.5 and running it again
 
Old 04-28-2004, 06:33 PM   #11
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Still isn't picking most of them up. The ones it does pick up don't get added when it says that they do either.
 
Old 04-30-2004, 10:09 AM   #12
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I also tried running apt-get remove || apt-get clean || apt-get install KDE and that didn't help. When I had first upgraded to KDE 3.2.2 my original K Menu was lost and I had to put it back on the KDE panel, could that be part of the problem?
 
  


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