RC1 installer zaps KDE menus

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Fri Nov 19 16:23:27 CET 2004

purslow at sympatico.ca wrote:
> 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.

The installer basicly does ./configure;make;make install for every Xfce 
module. Some Xfce modules install .desktop files, which should be picked 
up by the kde menu.


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