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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 11:45    Post_subject:  Menu Entry  

Hi everybody,

When I prepare a pet package (with “tgz2pet” in a console window) like Mobility or Simutrans starting from a .tgz package I think there are problems with dependencies. I try to install it and at the end of the installation Puppy correctly informs there is no menu entry. I scan the system and I find “buttons” Simutrans and Start_Mobility both in “/” and in “/initrd/pup_rw”, but clicking on them the software does not start. Any suggestion? How can I create a proper .pet package with the menu entry as well?Or how can I modify the menu for including new software?

Thank you
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 18:22    Post_subject:  

i am not sure, but possibly the inclusion of a .desktop file would do it?

they go in /usr/share/applications

hopefully someone more qualified than me will have an answer . . .

[edited to note that i was only addressing the menu issue]

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 18:39    Post_subject:  

Have you tried moving to the directory where the application installed, opening a terminal there and typing the application name?
If the application is missing some dependencies more information should display in the terminal window as to what the application cannot find.
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