[Rpm-maint] Shortcut on desktop

aneeskA aneeska2k5 at gmail.com
Wed May 7 12:59:07 UTC 2008

Hi Florian,

    Thanks for the tip. Let me check it out. I will get back to you.

-- anees

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 5:34 PM, Florian Festi <ffesti at redhat.com> wrote:

> aneeskA wrote:
> > Hi Florian,
> >
> >    First of all thanks for replying. I will try to explain the situation
> > clearly.
> >
> >    You would have noticed that while installing RPMs like adobe reader
> > after the processing is complete he puts a shortcut on the desktop and also
> > one entry in Applications->Office. Looking at some of the spec files I have
> > found out that it is possible to duplicate the same by placing a /*.desktop/
> > file on to //usr/share/applications /folder. But it is not working for me.
> > Also i had already figured out that putting the file on to the desktop will
> > end up in root's desktop. Thats why i was looking for other alternatives.
> > The only possible way i can figure out is to place the /*.desktop /file on
> > to some directory which is used for such purposes. But
> > //usr/share/applications/ /is failing in my case.
> >
> >    If you can provide me with some inputs it will be great. I think I
> > have explained the situation vividly.
> >
> >  While I am not an expert in packaging desktop applications the few
> packages I looked at call "update-desktop-database %{_datadir}/applications"
> in their %post and %postun sections. May be this is sufficient to make your
> short cut show up.
> Florian
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