Since some time ago I have no menu entry for Emacs anymore on my Debian system. The same happens on two different machines -- one running testing and one running unstable. I have tried switching window managers, and creating a brand new user to see if the new user would have an Emacs entry in his menu, but that didn't help.
Here's an image of the Debian menu, without an entry for Emacs 24:
The entry for Emacs24 is not anywhere in the menus. The image was captured with Openbox running, but when I switch to sawfish or Fluxbox the menu entry is still missing. I also ran
update-menus, both as user and as root.
I have not found anything on the Debian bug tracking system either...
edit: I have checked the
$XDG_DATA_DIRS variable, and it is not set; this is my
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=GNU Emacs 24 (GUI) GenericName=Text Editor Comment=GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor - and more MimeType=text/english;text/plain;text/x-makefile;text/x-c++hdr;text/x-c++src;text/x-chdr;text/x-csrc;text/x-java;text/x-moc;text/x-pascal;text/x-tcl;text/x-tex;application/x-shellscript;text/x-c;text/x-c++; TryExec=/usr/bin/emacs24 Exec=/usr/bin/emacs24 %F Icon=emacs24 Type=Application Terminal=false Categories=Utility;Development;TextEditor; StartupWMClass=Emacs Keywords=Text;Editor;
Is there something I missed? What else can I try?