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bug#35594: GNOME: Application icons are not displayed immediately after

From: sirgazil
Subject: bug#35594: GNOME: Application icons are not displayed immediately after installation
Date: Mon, 06 May 2019 06:34:40 -0500
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---- On Sun, 05 May 2019 21:21:59 -0500 Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> wrote 

 > Hi, 
 > sirgazil <address@hidden> writes: 
 > > I installed the GNU system in a real machine using Guix 1.0 ISO 
 > > installer 
 > > (https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guix/guix-system-install-1.0.0.x86_64-linux.iso.xz).
 > >  
 > > 
 > > Whenever I install a desktop application, the application icon does 
 > > not show up immediately in the list of available applications. I have 
 > > to log out and log in again to be able to see it. 
 > Indeed, this has always been the case on Guix, and I agree it would be 
 > good to fix it.  FWIW, another way to refresh the list of available 
 > applications from GNOME Shell is to type: Alt-F2, and then enter the 
 > single letter "r" as the command.  That should restart GNOME Shell 
 > without affecting your other applications.  (Unfortunately for me, this 
 > only works under Xorg, not Wayland.) 
 > A related issue is that if you upgrade a program in Guix, and then 
 > launch it using GNOME Shell, it will launch the old one.  That's because 
 > our installed desktop files are specifically rewritten to launch the 
 > program via an absolute path name /gnu/store/xxxxx/bin/* instead of 
 > simply looking in PATH, and GNOME Shell continues to use the old desktop 
 > files until it's restarted.  This was implemented back in 2016, here: 
 > https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guix.git/commit/?id=d31860b9de07810e114490db5cc160a8b078c58d
 > I remember thinking it was a bad idea at the time, but I didn't have 
 > enough energy to speak up about it. 

I see... Thanks for the information, Mark.

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