I’m working with a minimal install of Fedora 35, starting with the Everything image. I noticed that my system was missing the
/etc/xdg/menus/ directory and was able to figure out that installing the
redhat-menus package provides the common files for that directory that I’ve seen on other Fedora installs I’ve done, minus the specific
-applications.menu file for any specific desktop environment.
I am looking to create such a file for my system and associate it with the
XDG_MENU_PREFIX environment variable. I’m using Awesome WM and have no intention of installing any desktop environments on my system. It seems like the default
applications.menu file might be close to what I’m looking for, because I’m not looking to stray from the XDG defaults.
To anyone else that runs Fedora without a DE, I am looking for recommendations on creating a menu file for the Freedesktop spec, either from modifying the example menus or using something from the Fedora repos to create the menu file.