[Comm-en] Help!!! Menudrake killed my KDE menu! - Now OK

Mark Donahue mark_donahue at mac.com
Thu Jul 15 11:40:00 MSD 2004

Thanks to Michael, I managed to fix the problem.

Menudrake apparently added four lines with no "title" tag in file /etc/menu/menudrakeentry:

?package(menu): needs="kde" section="/" title="." icon="default_section.xpm" charset="ISO-8859-1"
?package(menu): needs="kde" section="./" title="." icon="default_section.xpm" charset="ISO-8859-1"
?package(menu): needs="kde" section="././" title="" icon="default_section.xpm" charset="ISO-8859-1"
?package(menu): needs="kde" section="./" title="" icon="default_section.xpm" charset="ISO-8859-1"

I deleted these four lines, re-ran 

update-menus -n -v

.. and now everything is OK again.  Still, though something seems to be buggy with Menudrake.

Thanks again for the support,


On Thursday, July 15, 2004, at 07:19AM, Michael Shigorin <mike at osdn.org.ua> wrote:

>On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 11:20:42PM +0200, Mark Donahue wrote:
>> Here is the error output when I tried running update-menus from
>> the console (as root).
>Was menudrake run as root or as a user? (I've bounced the message
>to menu maintainer -- don't know where menudrake puts the changes
>or where *exactly* KDE looks for them but the point is to find
>that and remove what breaks things)
>> I found the same error text in the Russian mailing list- but I
>> don't read any Russian, sorry.
>Well you could try babelfish.altavista.com -- at least
>www.atmsk.ru is well worth reading through in that way.
> ---- WBR, Michael Shigorin <mike at altlinux.ru>
>  ------ Linux.Kiev http://www.linux.kiev.ua/
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