[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#627111: Bug#627111: xfce4-settings: Cannot open thunar-volman-settings due to wrong path in German localization

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed May 18 06:06:43 UTC 2011

On mer., 2011-05-18 at 00:39 +0200, Andreas Neudecker wrote:
> Hi.
> This is weird. I am 100% sure I never touched the menu entries of the
> Settings folder before, and I also used that dialogue short while ago
> when still running 4.6 (switching off autostart of vlc for DVDs at the
> time).
> > This is completely unrelated to the upgrade dialog (which is only about
> > xfce4-panel, where the settings storage indeed changed).
> Ok, I didn't assume that the upgrade dialogue did something. I assumed
> the path to the actual program, thunar-volman-settings, had changed, and
> this was not changed in the configuration (and may have been when all
> the files changed). But you say it uses default desktop files, so I keep
> wondering.
> > Unless you have your own desktop files in .local/share, this is
> > definitely not related.
> I have NOW, of course, as I used the menu editor to fix it.
> /usr/share/applications/thunar-volman-settings.desktop doesn't have a
> path at all; just the line "Exec=thunar-volman-settings", just the way
> it should be.

Now I'm lost, and I have no idea what is your situation. But definitely
changing stuff in /usr/share is not a good idea. The genuine exec line


so if it wasn't that, then this was a problem on your box, not in the
> I shall check a backup of my home folder and see if I can somehow
> reproduce this, when I have some time. Will report if I find anything
> substantial.

Maybe check a backup of your /usr/share/applications folder if you have

In any case, that doesn't look like a bug in xfce4-settings or
thunar-volman but more like a local issue, so I'm inclined to just close

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