[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#457510: Bug#457510:

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Thu Feb 28 18:00:13 UTC 2008

reassign 457510 xfdesktop4
On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 08:04:51PM +0000, ali at twobitz.de wrote:
> Hi! 
> i had the same problem after installing Xfce 4.4.2: empty Debian menu.
> Runnning 'update-menus' as root solved it as well.

Was xfdesktop4 installed before or after the 'menu' package?

It seems that menu doesn't run update-menus at install, for some reason. We
run it in xfdesktop4 postinst, but only if update-menus is available (wich is
not if 'menu' package isn't installed). So if you install first xfdesktop4,
then only menu, you end up with an empty menu.

If you install first menu, then xfdesktop, xfdesktop postinst will take care
of running update-menu, so you'll have it.

Could you report back on the order?

Another test is to purge menu, to remove /etc/xdg/xfce4/desktop/menudefs.hook,
then to reinstall xfdesktop, then reinstall menu. You end up with an empty

The thing is, I'm not sure update-menus is really run in xfdesktop4.postinst,
I have to investigate more on this.

Stay tuned,

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