Introduction to Gnome-menus

The gnome-menus package contains an implementation of the draft “Desktop Menu Specification” from ( Also contained are the GNOME menu layout configuration files, .directory files and a menu related utility program.

Package Information

Gnome-menus Dependencies


GNOME Virtual File System-2.10.1

Installation of Gnome-menus

Install gnome-menus by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Configuring Gnome-menus

Configuration Information

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:



Installed Program: gnome-menu-spec-test
Installed Library: libgnome-menu.[so,a]
Installed Directories: /etc/gnome/xdg, $GNOME_PREFIX/include/gnome-menus and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/desktop-directories

Short Descriptions


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 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600