YUM, or RPM package command to update desktop menu

jupiter jupiter.hce at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 02:18:05 UTC 2012

Thanks Panu. It doesn't seem work.

On 12/8/12, Panu Matilainen <pmatilai at laiskiainen.org> wrote:
> On 12/08/2012 07:53 AM, jupiter wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Sorry for an off topic subject, I installed an rpm package on CentOS
>> 6.2, which requires some configuration before all items on the menu
>> can be seen. After configuration, if I install another package, or if
>> I reboot the machine, the desktop menu item would be refreshed. Is
>> there any command in yum or rpm which can be called to update the
>> desktop menu without installing another package or rebooting machine?
> Rpm and yum dont know anything about desktop menus and the like, its up
> to individual packages to perform the tasks they need to become usable
> in their scriptlets (%post etc).
> Refreshing the desktop menus typically involves invoking some commands
> to refresh related caches. I dont recall whether this applies to Centos
> 6.x but at least in recent Fedora versions it's typically
> 'update-desktop-database' for the menus and 'gtk-update-icon-cache' if
> the package adds icons. The other package whose installation makes your
> menu item appear is doing these things, check out its scripts to see
> what exactly its doing.
> 	- Panu -
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