Re: Adding installed packages to menu
On Wed, 4 Mar 2009, Daniel Burrows wrote:
On Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 01:16:31AM +0900, Bret Busby <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
cat: /usr/share/applications/flightgear.desktop: No such file or
Looks like you don't have that file at all.
From history in Synaptic;
"Commit Log for Mon Mar 2 13:41:22 2009
Installed the following packages:
That's the package from etch, which is now obsolete.
I did say, in the intitial posting, at the start of the thread, that I
am running Debian 4.0.
I had not realised that it is now regarded as obsolete.
i had understood that it would be classed as "oldstable", but would
still be supported.
I went through
the Contents files for etch, and indeed it didn't contain a .desktop
file. If you look at the changelog file, you'll find:
flightgear (1.0.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added flightgear.desktop file by Lukas Fittl. Closes: #409683.
-- Ove Kaaven <email@example.com> Thu, 10 Apr 2008 10:13:54 +0200
So this was fixed in the current release of Debian.
I had delayed upgrading to Debian 5.0, as people appear to still have
problems with upgrading to Debian 5.0, so I thought that it would be
better to wait until things had settled, with Debian 5.0, perhaps, when
release 2 appears, or something similar.
On the laptop that I did get flightgear running, it is running on Ubuntu
8.10, as previously mentioned, but that version of Ubuntu, appears to be
unstable, with recent updates to KDE packages, stuffing things up, each
time (I had been using ktfpgrabber on it, until it got broken, then
got broken again, each time by updates, so I had to use command line
ftp), so I was recommended to change that to Ubuntu 8.04, which is
probably the equivalent of Debian 4.0.
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