Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135429
"Documentation" Submenu does not appear after package installation
Last modified: 2014-08-04 18:15:01 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:
Name=Installation Guide for x86, Itanium, AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Comment=Read about installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a documentation package specfile with a .desktop entry that
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
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.
What items would be in this menu?
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.
Sorry, let me rephrase. What are the specific menu items you are
considering for RHEL4?
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.
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 :)
redhat-menus-3.7.1-2 is included in re1201.0. Closing out.