Bug 135429 - "Documentation" Submenu does not appear after package installation
"Documentation" Submenu does not appear after package installation
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: redhat-menus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Seth Nickell
David Lawrence
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Blocks: 135876
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Reported: 2004-10-12 13:20 EDT by John Ha
Modified: 2014-08-04 18:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-04 07:03:03 EST
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Description John Ha 2004-10-12 13:20:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
I'm trying to create .desktop entries for the documentation packages
for the RHEL 4 Documentation CD. The current .desktop entry does not
show up in a "Documentation" submenu of the Main Menu, as it did in
previous releases. For example, the RPM that I built in beehive:


installs the .desktop file on the users local system:


And here's the contents of that .desktop file:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Installation Guide for x86, Itanium, AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Comment=Read about installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Exec=htmlview file:/usr/share/doc/rhel-ig-x8664-multi-en-4/index.html

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a documentation package specfile with a .desktop entry that
uses "Categories=Documentation;X-Red-Hat-Base;"
2. Build the RPM
3. Install the RPM.

Actual Results:  No "Documentation" submenu appears in the main menu
when a documentation package is installed.

Expected Results:  A "Documentation" submenu should appear that
includes a menu entry for any documentation packages installed on the

Additional info:
Comment 1 Seth Nickell 2004-11-01 12:07:47 EST
I'm not sure how to handle this, but the number of submenus is tightly
controlled and I don't think we should have a "Documentation" submenu
under the "Applications" menu.
Comment 4 Seth Nickell 2004-11-03 16:44:50 EST
What items would be in this menu?
Comment 5 John Ha 2004-11-04 13:34:15 EST
Technically, any items that use the
Categories=Documentation;X-Redhat-Base;" would use it.

For our purposes, all the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS and product
manuals that we create RPMs for will install its files in
/usr/share/doc/<manual>/, and will create a desktop file in the menus
that calls htmlview.
Comment 6 Seth Nickell 2004-11-04 15:11:47 EST
Sorry, let me rephrase. What are the specific menu items you are
considering for RHEL4?
Comment 9 Seth Nickell 2004-11-15 12:05:45 EST
OK, added a patch to the RHEL-4 redhat-menus that should make this
work, but I don't know how to get it moved into the build.
Comment 11 John Ha 2004-11-23 17:39:26 EST
I can confirm that the "Documentation" subdirectory does appear in the
Applications menu when a documentation RPM is installed. Thank you for
your work on this issue :)
Comment 12 Jay Turner 2004-12-04 07:03:03 EST
redhat-menus-3.7.1-2 is included in re1201.0.  Closing out.

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