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Old 03-10-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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/usr/bin/update-menus file missing

ubuntu 10.04 lts; kernel; menu 2.1.43ubuntu1 failed
chmod:cannot access '/usr/bin/update-menus':
no such file or directory.
how can i rebuilt the update-menus file
Old 03-12-2012, 12:36 AM   #2
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With synaptic package manager reinstall it, the package name is "menu".

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Old 03-12-2012, 01:04 AM   #3
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You have to install the menu package :

$ sudo apt-get install menu

$ sudo update-desktop-database
it performs a similar function.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:55 PM   #4
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Thank you ukjuki and Satyaueer Arya for responding
Synaptic shows menu as already installed; Tried to mark for removal; fails because of missing update-menus; tried sudo apt-get remove menu; fails again because of missing update-menus; tried sudo apt-get purge menu; failed for same reason. Then decided to take a short cut by copying update-menus from another laptop using a usb stick; sudo su to get # prompt; #cp -a /usr/bin/update-menus /media/backup then #cp -a /media/backup/update-menus /usr/bin. ls /usr/bin and update-menus was there; apt-get remove menu worked. (update-menus was gone as expected); back to synaptic menu was removed.checked menu for installation and everything was fine, and update-menus was back in /usr/bin. I am sure there must be a more elegant way to proceed, but that worked for me. while update-menus was missing a tentative upgrade to a package with kernel left me with a scrambled screen, now i can boot with and its ok.


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