Under the v4.0 release and earlier series the
RPMS/desktop-integration/ sub-directory contains the required packages for RPM-based distributions. There should be a
libreoffice4.0-freedesktop-menus-* package that provides the required (generic) desktop integration e.g., menu entries. I am not sure that icons on the desktop are provided as part of any install.
Under the v4.1 release series this sub-directory has been disposed of and the related desktop integration packages moved to the main
RPMS/ directory (
DEBS/ for Debian-based distributions). The reasons for this are explained in this LO Dev mailing list thread. This appears to be a key factor:
… the subdirectory was there from historical reasons and was needed
primary for RPMs. We had distro-specific packages in the past for SUSE,
Red Hat, and Mandrive. These packages conflicted. It was helpful to have
them in a subdirecotry. Then you could install the other packages by
rpm -Uvh *.rpm and install the selected desktop integration later.
All distros has supported the freedesktop standard since many years, so
we removed the distro specific packages and left only the universal