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Bug 117671 - /usr/local/share/applications is not merged by default
Summary: /usr/local/share/applications is not merged by default
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-menus
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-03-06 21:52 UTC by Mike Hearn
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-02 02:01:11 UTC

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Description Mike Hearn 2004-03-06 21:52:19 UTC
Summary says it all really. Software installed from the source will by
default puts its .desktop files into /usr/local/share/applications,
which are not merged in the default FC1 menu setup. Why is this the case?

Comment 1 Bryan W Clark 2004-12-01 21:00:38 UTC
Mike, this should be fixed by now, can you confirm it still doesn't work?

Comment 2 Mike Hearn 2004-12-02 15:26:13 UTC
Fixed in FC3 or Rawhide?

Comment 3 Bryan W Clark 2005-01-05 20:14:32 UTC


fix this when added to /etc/xdg/menus/

Comment 4 Mike Hearn 2005-01-06 12:14:02 UTC
No that doesn't do what you want, it should be merged the same way
that /usr/share/applications is.

<LegacyDir> is about Windows/KDE2 style menu layouts where the
directories and files defined how it looks.
/usr/local/share/applications is just a directory in which you dump
arbitrary .desktop files

Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-11 22:13:00 UTC
Fedora Core 1 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.

Comment 6 Mike Hearn 2005-05-11 22:49:35 UTC
Still no <MergedDir> for /usr/local/share/applications ....

Comment 7 Robert Minsk 2005-09-14 19:56:49 UTC
<MergeDir> will not work.  <MergeDir> only looks for .menu files and not
.desktop files.  I guess you would want is

You could get the desired effect by adding
<!DOCTYPE Menu PUBLIC "-//freedesktop//DTD Menu 1.0//EN"

Comment 8 Marius Andreiana 2005-11-03 09:59:10 UTC
Ray, this is an easyfix, please implement before FC5 test 1 this month.


Comment 9 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-11-03 19:48:01 UTC
Hi Marius,

This should definitely get looked at before FC5 is released.  Not sure about
before test1.

Comment 10 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-02-02 02:01:11 UTC
Hey guys,

I think this should be fixed in tomorrow's rawhide.  If it's not, please reopen.

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