The gnome-menus package contains an implementation of the draft “Desktop Menu Specification” from freedesktop.org (http://www.freedesktop.org/Standards/menu-spec). Also contained are the GNOME menu layout configuration files, .directory files and a menu related utility program.
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The instructions below are based on installing the package into a GNOME-2 environment. If, for whatever reason, you're installing this package without having ORBit2 and the core GNOME-2 libraries installed, you'll need to modify the --prefix= parameter on the configure script to point to your desired installation path (e.g., --prefix=/usr).
Install gnome-menus by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) \ --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.14.3 && make
This package does not come with a test suite.
Now, as the root user:
--prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0): Setting the prefix using this parameter instead of with $GNOME_PREFIX will ensure that the prefix is consistent with the installation environment and the package will be installed in the correct location.
--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.14.3: This parameter causes the configuration files to be installed in /etc/gnome/2.14.3 instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc. Additionally (if applicable), the parameter ensures that the GConf-2 database is correctly updated.
So that GNOME can find the desktop configuration files, ensure you set the XDG_CONFIG_DIRS environment variable in the system profile, or in individual user's profiles as shown below (you may add additional directories, separated with colons, if desired):
So that GNOME can find the data to populate the menus, ensure you set the XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variable in the system profile, or in individual user's profiles as shown below (you may add additional directories, separated with colons, if desired):
If your GNOME-2 installation prefix is anything other than /usr and you have Python installed, you need to update the PYTHONPATH environment variable so that the gmenu module can be located by Python. Set the variable in the system profile, or in individual user's profiles as shown below:
export PYTHONPATH=$PYTHONPATH:$(pkg-config --variable=prefix \ ORBit-2.0)/lib/python2.4/site-packages:$(pkg-config \ --variable=prefix \ ORBit-2.0)/lib/python2.4/site-packages/GMenuSimpleEditor
is a simple front-end script to the Python Gmenu Simple Editor module
is used to test GNOME's implementation of the Desktop Menu Specification.
contains functions required to support GNOME's implementation of the Desktop Menu Specification.
Last updated on 2007-01-29 23:53:34 -0600