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Re: A program to create desktop/menu entries



Hi,

If someone wrote such a tool it certainly seems reasonable.

One problem with it is that if the tool creates files, they are then
not owned by the packaging system (dpkg, rpm). So to be FHS-compliant
you probably need to create these files somewhere like /var/cache.  To
follow the standard rule that uninstalling cleans everything up, the
post-install scripts of the packages probably need to run a
remove-from-menus that inverts the add2menus. One question there is,
what is the key used to identify the menu item for removal.

Havoc



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