Adding menu items

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jochen
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Adding menu items

Post by jochen » 2020/02/15 09:49:40

Hi,

in CentOS 7, I could use menulibre, or alacarte to add custom menu items. Unfortunately, that no longer works:

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[jwi@sonar ~]$ sudo dnf -y list "*alacarte*"
Last metadata expiration check: 0:03:32 ago on Sat 15 Feb 2020 04:44:35 AM EST.
Error: No matching Packages to list
[jwi@sonar ~]$ sudo dnf -y list "*menulibre*"
Last metadata expiration check: 0:03:35 ago on Sat 15 Feb 2020 04:44:35 AM EST.
Error: No matching Packages to list
Note: epel-release is installed.

Is there any alternative, or a workaround, to achieve my goal?

Thanks,

Jochen

sml
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Re: Adding menu items

Post by sml » 2020/02/15 11:38:30

There's kmenuedit in EPEL. It's a KDE application however. And there's always the option of preparing .directory and .desktop files for your menu entries by hand and then installing them with xdg-desktop-menu. You'll probably need to consult the Desktop Menu Specification in this case, too. For subscribers, there's also Red Hat solution.

DaveHighland
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Re: Adding menu items

Post by DaveHighland » 2020/09/09 16:21:53

Menulibre can, indeed, be installed in Centos 8, but they haven't made it easy. It is in the Fedora epel-testing repository. For some reason, in Centos 8 the Applications/System Tools/Software GUI application does not find MenuLibre even when the "Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux - Testing - x86-64" repository is enabled.

Browse to https://centos.pkgs.org/8/epel-testing- ... h.rpm.html and follow the instructions under "Install Howto".

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