RC1 installer zaps KDE menus

purslow at sympatico.ca purslow at sympatico.ca
Fri Nov 19 15:34:58 CET 2004

041119 Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> purslow at sympatico.ca wrote:
>> sorry to be the bringer of another snippet of bad news,
>> but in the course of trying to solve the thin-text-box problem
>> i have uninstalled & reinstalled RC1 several times using BM's installer.
>> yes, it's really great & BM deserves lots of congratulations for making it,
>> but there's one thing wrong: after running it on KDE
>> -- i'm afraid running it in Xfce itself might cause other problems -- ,
>> when i restart KDE its menus -- desktop (R-click) & K-start -- have gone
>> leaving just the bare bones of 'logout' etc, but no apps of any kind.
>> moving  ~/.kde3.3  aside, restarting KDE, removing the new  ~/.kde3.3 ,
>> then moving the old one back restores everything as it should be.
> Speaking from what the source code does, the uninstaller removes
> only files that have been installed previously through `make install'.
> Dot files in the users home directory aren't touched at all.

could it be the installer which is causing the problem ?
i ran the uninstaller, then immediately afterwards the installer,
so i have no way of knowing which one was responsible.
the installer does a lot more things, after all.

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