[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: User menu problem

On Mon, Jul 05, 1999 at 10:04:28AM +1000, Tadeusz Bak wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have just installed StarOffice 5.1 in my Debian 2.1 system. I tried to
> put an entry into the menu system (I use fvwm2 as a window manager). So I
> created a file .menu/soffice in my home directory with the contents:
> ?package(local.soffice):needs=x11 section=Apps/Editors title=StarOffice \
>    command="~/Office51/bin/soffice"
> and then I run update-menus command. Unfortunately there is no new entry
> in the menu. What did I wrong? Thank you for any suggestions.

	Assuming Deb 2.1 is like Deb 2.0 ....

	If you ran update-menus as root user, it won't look in ~/.menu for
packages to add to the system.  You have to run it as the user in question. 
However, there is some problem running it as an ordinary user.  Can't
remember what it is.  I think you'll find the explanation in either "man
update-menus" or somewhere under /usr/doc/menu.  Why not put the entry in
/etc/menu and run as root ?

	Of course, after running update-menus, you have restart fvwm2 to see
the changes in the menu system.


Reply to: