Bug#314922: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#314922: xfdesktop4: update-menus overwrites $HOME/.config/xfce4/desktop/menu.xml

Simon Huggins 314922@bugs.debian.org, 314922@bugs.debian.org
Sun, 19 Jun 2005 23:48:32 +0100

On Sun, Jun 19, 2005 at 02:25:16PM +0200, Vincent Pelletier wrote:
> /etc/menu-methods/xfdesktop, line 17 :
> postrun="cp /etc/xdg/xfce4/desktop/system.menu.xml " prefix()
> "/menu.xml"

> I think this line shouldn't be there, because it overwrites without
> asking menu.xml, thus loosing any user modification, if any.

This is by design - if you run update-menus (or if we run it for you)
then it'll overwrite the menu.

You can run update-menus as the user and it will overwrite your user
menu.  This is sensible.  Why would you run it if you didn't want it

> I don't know though what would happen when a users starts xfce4 without
> that file...
> Maybe this would fix the problem (tested) :
> postrun="test -e " prefix() "/menu.xml || cp /etc/xdg/xfce4/desktop/system.menu.xml " prefix()
> "/menu.xml"

Then update-menus would never do anything though...

I don't think this is a bug but feel free to discuss it with us.


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