Re: Missing Menu Items

On Sun, 13 Jun 1999, Brian E. Seppanen wrote:

> I just went through and updated my gnome packages via rpm.  However, I
> compiled gnome-core-1.0.6 and gnome-libs-1.0.10.  Now I'm missing most of
> the applications from my menu bar.  
> One thing I did change on the configure for both was --libdir=/usr/lib.  I
> noticed the rpms seem to install the libraries to /usr/lib, while the tar
> balls seem to prefer /usr/local/lib.  I also had to change -lgdbm
> -L/usr/X11R6/lib to -lgdbm -L/usr/lib in the makefile to get gnome-core to
> compile.  

You basically have hit apon it here.  The rpms put everything in /usr, but
the tarballs default to /usr/local/  which means your gnome-core (and thus
the menu) is looking for the .desktop files in /usr/local/share/gnome/apps
,while the applications have placed all of their. desktop files in

There are several ways to get around this.
Personally I think the easiest is to just stick gnome-libs and gnome-core
in /usr where the rpms are.  To do this I would uninstall gnome-core and
gnome-libs from /usr/local (just do a make uninstall) then rerun configure
with --prefix=/usr  (you might have to make distclean first)  this should
do the trick.

Christopher Rogers

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