Description of problem:
I'm trying to add a menu item for a third party software to both the Gnome and
KDE menu using xdg-desktop-menu. Normally, xdg-desktop-menu creates .menu files
and put them in /etc/xdg/menus/applications-merged, and the new menu items get
picked up by both KDE and GNOME. With KDE on F7, /etc/kde/env/env.sh sets
XDG_CONFIG_DIRS to /etc/kde/xdg:/etc/xdg, causing xdg-desktop-menu to create the
.menu files in /etc/kde/menus/applications-merged, a location GNOME does not
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a copy of xdg-utils from http://portland.freedesktop.org/xdg-utils-1.0/
xdg-utils is the package that contains xdg-desktop-menu
2. Login to a KDE session, XDG_CONFIG_DIRS should be set to /etc/kde/xdg:/etc/xdg.
3. Create a file called bar.directory with the following content:
4. Create a file called foo.desktop with the following content:
5. run /path/to/xdg-desktop-menu install --novendor bar.directory foo.desktop
In KDE, the top level menu contains a folder called Bar which has a menu item
called Foo. In Gnome, there is no Bar folder, and Foo is in the Others folder.
The top level menu in both KDE and Gnome should contain a folder called Bar
which has a menu item called Foo.
/etc/kde/env/env.sh should not set $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS, it default to /etc/xdg
which I believe is the correct location. Having a desktop envioronment specific
$XDG_CONFIG_DIRS seems to defeat the whole point of XDG.
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Fedora 9 has the same issue, updating version field.
Doh, now that XDG_MENU_PREFIX works as advertised, we can likely drop
fyi, in /etc/kde/env/env.sh is in:
pre F-9: kdebase
What is this setting for? There's nothing in /etc/kde/xdg here, except an
empty /etc/kde/xdg/menus owned by kde-filesystem. I believe this is obsolete
and can be removed. We use XDG_MENU_PREFIX for this purpose (using a different
menu in KDE than GNOME) now.
kde-settings-4.0-23.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
kde-settings-4.0-23.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.