Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 277591
Samba missing from gnome menus
Last modified: 2008-11-26 04:58:49 EST
Description of problem:
Unlike prior releases, installing Samba does not add an item for
system-config-samba to the Gnome menu tree
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(root@hat8:~)# rpm -qa *samba*
How reproducible: As a test I used "yum remove" for all of the above, then "yum
install samba system-config-samba". The result is unchanged - no path to samba
config tool in Gnome menus.
Steps to Reproduce:
None; just install Windows fileserver from the pirut or yum install as above
system-config-samba can be started from command line but not from menu
On F7, and item "Samba" appears under System Preferences / System. On prior
versions it was found under Administration / Server Settings.
Should be fixed in system-config-samba-1.2.51-1.fc8. Please test.
system-config-samba-1.2.50-1.fc8 is installed and there is now a Server Settings
submenu that includes Samba. When I force update to 1.2.51 from the development
repo I find that "Samba" has migrated from Server Settings to the main menu. It
still works, but this does not seem consistent with where Samba was slotted on
previous Fedora releases. Server Settings seems more appropriate.
In that case I'd suggest that you, instead of using the Rawhide (F8) version,
use the version from Fedora 7 updates-testing:
The versions built for F7 and F8 are indeed different with regard to the
"application category" which causes the menu placement. That's because the menu
placement code is different between F7 and F8.
Prior to installing the F8 version, you could have updated to this version also
yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update system-config-samba
Now that you have this later version installed, you can:
yum remove system-config-samba
yum --enablerepo=updates-testing install system-config-samba
Meh. I've confused your bug with another one. Disregard what I said in comment #3.
Once more (with feeling).
In bug #245890 I was requested to change the app category to "System;Settings;"
which apparently is the way to go for system config tools in F8. I've just
checked that the desktop file in the F8 package of system-config-samba-1.2.51
indeed is just "Categories=System;Settings;" and nothing else.
If that results in the placement of system-config-samba right in the root of the
menu, the menu generating code still has to be adapted to do the right thing
Do you use GNOME or KDE or a different Desktop Environment?
Its Gnome. I wonder if it should be "Categories=System;Server Settings;" since I
do not see and menu category called simply "Settings"
No it shouldn't, the categories don't map 1:1 on menu names. Our GNOME people
requested me to change the category as it is now -- if it doesn't work, there'll
be a problem in the panel where I believe the menus are generated. Changing
component to gnome-panel.
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
during the development of Fedora 8. In order to refocus our efforts as
a project we are changing the version of this bug to '8'.
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On F10, this is in System->Administration->Samba. Closing.