Re: Missing Menu Items
- From: gandalf pobox com
- To: "Brian E. Seppanen" <seppanen bresnanlink net>
- cc: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Missing Menu Items
- Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 17:14:02 -0400 (EDT)
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
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 http://www.pobox.com/~gandalf
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