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Old 03-31-2004, 02:08 AM   #1
kribjo
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Question Update-menus -v on mdk10 won't work


Hi,

I have installed Mandrake Linux 10 Community and have no start-menu except for logout, lock screen, run command, recent documents and find. The 'all applications' section is empty. I tried to run update-menus -v as a regular user and root, but that did not help. This occur on my laptop. I had the same problem on my desktop, but running update-menus -v solved it.

It stops when it tries to setup up menus for Gnome I think. I have pasted the output below. Sorry, but I could not find a way to attach a file.

Hope someone can help me with this one. I'm a totally stuck newbie.

Kindly Regards,

Bjørn Kr. Sveinsvoll
Norway.

Start of pasted output:
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update-menus[2794]: Update-menus is run by user.
update-menus[2794]: urpmi is not locking urpmi status area, good.
[bks@localhost bks]$ update-menus[2794]: Reading installed packages list...
update-menus[2794]: Reading translation rules in /etc/menu-methods/translate_menus.
update-menus[2794]: Reading menu-entry files in /home/bks/.menu/.
update-menus[2794]: 0 menu entries found (0 total).
update-menus[2794]: Reading menu-entry files in /etc/menu/.
update-menus[2794]: 0 menu entries found (0 total).
update-menus[2794]: Reading menu-entry files in /usr/lib/menu/.
update-menus[2794]: 677 menu entries found (677 total).
update-menus[2794]: Reading menu-entry files in /usr/share/menu/.
update-menus[2794]: 0 menu entries found (677 total).
update-menus[2794]: Reading menu-entry files in /usr/share/menu/default/.
update-menus[2794]: 0 menu entries found (677 total).
update-menus[2794]: Running menu-methods in /home/bks/.menu-methods/.
update-menus[2794]: Running menu-methods in /etc/menu-methods/.
update-menus[2794]: Running method: /etc/menu-methods/menu
update-menus[2794]: Running method: /etc/menu-methods/twm
Unable to open file "/etc/menu-methods//lang.h".
install-menu: /etc/menu-methods/twm: aborting
update-menus[2794]: Script /etc/menu-methods/twm returned error status 1.
update-menus[2794]: Running method: /etc/menu-methods/gnome-mime-data-applications
Unable to open file "/etc/menu-methods//lang.h".
install-menu: /etc/menu-methods/gnome-mime-data-applications: aborting
update-menus[2794]: Script /etc/menu-methods/gnome-mime-data-applications returned error status 1.
update-menus[2794]: Running method: /etc/menu-methods/gnome-mime-data-keys
Unable to open file "/etc/menu-methods//lang.h".
install-menu: /etc/menu-methods/gnome-mime-data-keys: aborting
update-menus[2794]: Script /etc/menu-methods/gnome-mime-data-keys returned error status 1.
update-menus[2794]: Running method: /etc/menu-methods/kde3
Unable to open file "/etc/menu-methods//lang.h".
install-menu: /etc/menu-methods/kde3: aborting
update-menus[2794]: Script /etc/menu-methods/kde3 returned error status 1.
update-menus[2794]: Running method: /etc/menu-methods/mailcap
update-menus[2794]: Running method: /etc/menu-methods/icewm
Unable to open file "/etc/menu-methods//lang.h".
install-menu: /etc/menu-methods/icewm: aborting
update-menus[2794]: Script /etc/menu-methods/icewm returned error status 1.
update-menus[2794]: Running method: /etc/menu-methods/gnome
Unable to open file "/etc/menu-methods//lang.h".
install-menu: /etc/menu-methods/gnome: aborting
update-menus[2794]: Script /etc/menu-methods/gnome returned error status 1.
update-menus[2794]: Reading translation rules in /etc/menu-methods/translate_menus.
update-menus[2794]: Reading menu-entry files in /home/bks/.menu-simplified/.
update-menus[2794]: 0 menu entries found (0 total).
update-menus[2794]: Reading menu-entry files in /etc/menu/simplified/.
update-menus[2794]: 0 menu entries found (0 total).
update-menus[2794]: Reading menu-entry files in /usr/lib/menu/simplified/.
update-menus[2794]: 126 menu entries found (126 total).
update-menus[2794]: Running menu-methods in /home/bks/.menu-simplified-methods/.
update-menus[2794]: Running menu-methods in /etc/menu-methods/simplified/.
update-menus[2794]: Running method: /etc/menu-methods/simplified/kde3
Unable to open file "/etc/menu-methods//lang.h".
install-menu: /etc/menu-methods/simplified/kde3: aborting
update-menus[2794]: Script /etc/menu-methods/simplified/kde3 returned error status 1.
update-menus[2794]: Running method: /etc/menu-methods/simplified/gnome
Unable to open file "/etc/menu-methods//lang.h".
install-menu: /etc/menu-methods/simplified/gnome: aborting
update-menus[2794]: Script /etc/menu-methods/simplified/gnome returned error status 1.
================================================================
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Old 03-31-2004, 03:05 AM   #2
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Try going in to menueditor(right click menu icon). Click action->modify menu style. Choose all applications menu, click OK. Save it.
If that doesn't work go file->reload user config, save.
Lastly try file->reload system menu
 
Old 03-31-2004, 05:43 AM   #3
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I noticed in the error log the error message:
"Unable to open file "/etc/menu-methods//lang.h".

Probably this is normal, but I noticed the double slash "//' before the filename lang.h.

Mark
 
Old 03-31-2004, 06:27 AM   #4
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Great post, thank you.

It did not work right out of the box, but you gave me an idea with the menueditor. I launched Menudrake and was able to see the command for Mandrake Update. Then I launched it, updated all files in list and voila I got a menu I don't know, but maybe I did something wrong during the installation process. Anyway I'm up and running now.

Bjørn
 
Old 03-31-2004, 02:23 PM   #5
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