[packman] Bug: Package vlc for openSUSE Leap 15 doesn't create shortcuts in KDE's application launcher

Hans-Peter Jansen hpj at urpla.net
Mon Jun 4 11:19:08 CEST 2018

Hi Timo,

On Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2018 01:59:09 Timo Sigurdsson wrote:
> Hi,
> I just did two fresh installs to test and compare this again. My
> installation routine is: Install the KDE Plasma 5 Desktop target with a few
> multimedia packages deselected - namely dragonplayer, dvd+rw-tools and k3b.
> I use a custom partitioning scheme (my partitions are ext4 instead of
> btrfs/xfs). After the installation (from the full installer ISO), I first
> updated all packages, then added the Packman Essentials repository,
> switched system libraries to Packman and installed vlc and vlc-codecs from
> the Packman repo. Then I looked for VLC in the application launcher, but
> it's not there. So, I rebooted the system, but after the reboot, VLC still
> does not show up in the application menu.
> During the second try, I proceeded exactly the same during the installation.
> But after the installation I merely updated the packages and then installed
> vlc from the official repositories. Right after the installation, vlc does
> not show up in the application menu either. But after the reboot, it shows
> up.
> Is it possible that the refreshing of the .desktop file cache does not fire
> reliably during/after the installation? Or is this just done periodically?

Since you changed the filesystems during install, I suspect, the issue is 
related. May I ask you to:

 1) show us your /etc/fstab and "grep '/ ' /proc/mounts", please?
 2) (optionally) redo your test with btr or xfs as root (/usr) FS? 


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