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Bug 106675 - gnome-menu should be reloaded after new applications has been installed
Summary: gnome-menu should be reloaded after new applications has been installed
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-09-20 06:57 UTC by Martin Schwier
Modified: 2005-09-20 09:51 UTC (History)
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Description Martin Schwier 2005-09-20 06:57:56 UTC
I think many people emerge software that add entries to the gnome-menu while
running gnome. It would be nice if the gnome-menu would automatically be
reloaded after theses emerges.

Perhaps there is a command that achieves this and that could be added to certain
ebuilds. What do you think?

btw.: is bugzilla the right place to suggest this, or should I have suggested
this in the forum?

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Mike Gardiner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-09-20 08:00:25 UTC
Yeh, this is the right place to post this sort of request/bug. I'm sure we have
a duplicate of this, but I can't seem to find it at the moment.

The solution is of course to either:
emerge gamin
emerge fam && rc-update add famd default.

The Gnome menus will be updated automatically if you have either gamin or fam
providing file alteration monitoring.
Comment 2 Martin Schwier 2005-09-20 08:18:26 UTC
That sounds great, but it seems not to work for me. fam is installed and running
and everything has been compiled with the fam useflag. I moved an <app>.desktop
file out of /usr/share/applications for testing but the the desktop entry is
still there. (the same vice versa).

Should i try gamin? it's ~amd64. do i have to set additional use flags?
Comment 3 Daniel Gryniewicz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-09-20 09:31:27 UTC
It definitely works here, on amd64, but I've been using gamin all along.  Do you
have dnotify/inotify enabled in your kernel? (those are required)
Comment 4 Martin Schwier 2005-09-20 09:35:36 UTC
Yes inotify support is in the kernel and /dev/inotify is there.
if i want to try gamin, do i have to recompile gnome packages or set a use flag?
Comment 5 Martin Schwier 2005-09-20 09:51:19 UTC
recompiled gnome-vfs -> works great. thank you very much!