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Re: Supporting third party software in /usr/local



On Thu, 20 Oct 2005 18:28:10 -0700, Per Bjornsson wrote:
> Have you checked that this one doesn't work on something recent? I have
> dumped .desktop files in /usr/share/applications on several FC4
> installations and they got picked up and added to the (Gnome) menu
> (haven't checked KDE though).

Yes of course /usr/share/applications works, the problem is that
/usr/local/share/applications does not work, because the menu definitions
don't list this as an <AppDir>. So it means any software installed to
/usr/local such as things compiled from source don't get menu entries.

thanks -mike


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