Re: Potato upgrade and menus
I sent the following message to -devel, with a cc to you. I haven't heard
anything back from you.
I don't have any idea of how to make this work, and could use some help
debuging the problem.
I set /etc/menu-methods/menu.config up with verbosity=debug and
method=syslog, so I now have a log of update-menus actions. (I can send
you a copy on request)
This is rather strange. Many entries in the file read like:
Reading menuentryfile /us/lib/menu/xpdf
with another "Reading" entry right after it. None of these entries get
into the menu, while others look like:
Reading menuentryfile /usr/lib/menu/python-base
translate: var[Apps/Programming] testing trans rule match for:Apps/Games/
ADDING: command="/usr/bin/python" meeds="text" package="python-base" section="Apps/Programming" title-"Python"
and there is an entry for each of these items.
I looked at several of the "failures", and can find success files (in
/usr/lib/menu) that match the syntax of the failed files.
I moved the spider menu file into /etc/menu/spider and got the following
entries in the log:
Reading menuentryfile /etc/menu/spider
Reading menuentryfiles in /usr/lib/menu/
Reading menuentryfile /usr/lib/ment/procps
and no menu entry for Games, much less spider...
Can you give me any insight into why update-menus is passing on creating
entries for programs that, before the upgrade, were found and used just
On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> My sparc was recently upgraded to the current Potato version, and I've
> lost many of my menu items in X!
> On the main menu, Games is missing, even though I still have spider
> installed. On the Apps submenu, Viewers is gone, although I still have gs,
> gv, and xpf installed. I can execute any of these from an xterm, but they
> do not appear on the menu.
> I can run menu-update but still don't get these menu entries to display.
> Any ideas?
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