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Re: Adding installed packages to menu

On Wed, 4 Mar 2009, Eric Gerlach wrote:

Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 17:40:51 -0500
From: Eric Gerlach <egerlach@feds.uwaterloo.ca>
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Adding installed packages to menu
Resent-Date: Wed,  4 Mar 2009 22:41:22 +0000 (UTC)
Resent-From: debian-user@lists.debian.org

On Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 01:16:31AM +0900, Bret Busby wrote:
From history in Synaptic;

"Commit Log for Mon Mar  2 13:41:22 2009

Installed the following packages:
fgfs-base (0.9.10-1)
flightgear (0.9.10-2)
freeglut3 (2.4.0-5)
libalut0 (1.0.1-1)
libopenal0a (1:0.0.8-4)
plib1.8.4c2 (1.8.4-6)
simgear0 (0.3.10-2)

So, the package and its dependencies show as having been installed, but
no .desktop file was apparently created.

Perhaps try reinstalling the flightgear package?  It really should contain that



Thank you for the suggestion.

However, ...

Using Synaptic, I first marked the package for reinstallation, then applied, so that it reinstalld the package.

No change.

Then, using Synaptic, I marked the package flightgear, and fgfs-base for "Complete Removal", and applied, and then, marked the flightgear package for installation (which then required fgfs-base, as a dependency) for instakllation, and installed both packages.

No change.

Then, using Synaptic, I marked both packages for complete removal, and applied. Then, I used apt-get to install flightgear.

No change.

Output is below (of last action).

"bretnewworkstation:~# apt-get install flightgear
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  fgfs-base flightgear
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/163MB of archives.
After unpacking 288MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Selecting previously deselected package fgfs-base.
(Reading database ... 174580 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking fgfs-base (from .../fgfs-base_0.9.10-1_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package flightgear.
Unpacking flightgear (from .../flightgear_0.9.10-2_i386.deb) ...
Setting up fgfs-base (0.9.10-1) ...

Setting up flightgear (0.9.10-2) ...

bretnewworkstation:~# cat /usr/share/applications/flightgear.desktop
cat: /usr/share/applications/flightgear.desktop: No such file or directory

No change...

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
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  Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
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