YUM, or RPM package command to update desktop menu

Jan Zelený jzeleny at redhat.com
Tue Dec 11 07:28:30 UTC 2012

I think your best option now is to contact maintainer of the package in 
question and ask him to adjust the post-installation scriptlet to do what you 
suggest (if it's possible). However I'm not sure CentOS is actually doing this 
kind of changes against RHEL.


On 11. 12. 2012 at 13:18:05, jupiter wrote:
> 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 
> > 
> > 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 
> > 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 
> > menu item appear is doing these things, check out its scripts to see
> > what exactly its doing.
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