[Utnubu-maintainers] Bug#407747: alacarte: doesn't start on a clean etch KDE

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Sun Jan 21 00:00:57 CET 2007

Package: alacarte
Version: 0.8-5
Severity: important


on a clean etch KDE, alacarte doesn't start:
luca at gismo:~$ alacarte

** (alacarte:2468): WARNING **: Failed to send buffer
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/alacarte", line 26, in ?
  File "/usr/bin/alacarte", line 23, in main
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/Alacarte/GnomeFront.py", line 72, in __init__
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/Alacarte/GnomeFront.py", line 201, in loadMenus
    self.app_handler = MenuHandler('applications.menu', self.options)
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/Alacarte/PyXDGMenuHandler.py", line 31, in __init__
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/xdg/MenuEditor.py", line 28, in __init__
    self.parse(menu, filename, root)
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/xdg/MenuEditor.py", line 40, in parse
    self.menu = parse(menu)
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/xdg/Menu.py", line 501, in parse
    raise ParsingError('File not found', "/etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu")
xdg.Exceptions.ParsingError: ParsingError in file '/etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu', File not found
luca at gismo:~$ exit

BTW, I know alacarte is intended primarily for GNOME, but the package
description states:

  It works with the freedesktop.org menu specification and should work
  with any desktop environment that uses the spec.

AFAIK KDE follows the freedesktop.org menu specification, so alacarte
should work with KDE.  If this isn't the case, please change the
package description.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-3-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages alacarte depends on:
ii  python                     2.4.4-2       An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-glade2              2.8.6-8       GTK+ bindings: Glade support
ii  python-gnome2              2.12.4-6      Python bindings for the GNOME desk
ii  python-gtk2                2.8.6-8       Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
ii  python-libxml2             2.6.27.dfsg-1 Python bindings for the GNOME XML 
ii  python-support             0.5.6         automated rebuilding support for p
ii  python-xdg                 0.15-1.1      A python library to access freedes

alacarte recommends no packages.

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