does not open

Bug #1063898 reported by John Hart on 2012-10-08
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
QLE Unity Quicklist editor
Jacob Vlijm

Bug Description

I installed Quick List Editor, it did not open. I re-installe QLE and it still will not open.

Using amd64, Ubunru 12.04LTS

Jacob Vlijm (vlijm) on 2012-10-09
Changed in jonb.homelauncher:
assignee: nobody → jacob (vlijm)
Jacob Vlijm (vlijm) wrote :

Hi John, I did not run into that before, but the only thing I can think of is that one or more files in ~/.qle is corrupted. could you remove the folder (hidden by default; press ctrl-h to mak it visible) and try again?
also: did you install the ppa or the .deb installer?

Jacob Vlijm (vlijm) wrote :

additionally, could you check if for some reason python3-tk did not install?
try in a terminal:
sudo apt-get install python3-tk

Jacob Vlijm (vlijm) wrote :

if none of the above works, could you run in a terminal:
python3 /usr/bin/
and give me the output?

> john@Eagle:~$ python3 /usr/bin/
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/bin/", line 2209, in <module>
> Interface()
> File "/usr/bin/", line 572, in __init__
> self.buildup_interface()
> File "/usr/bin/", line 575, in buildup_interface
> self.directory_setup()
> File "/usr/bin/", line 290, in directory_setup
> os.mkdir(self.local_directory)
> OSError: [Errno 17] File exists: '/home/john/.local/share/applications/'
> john@Eagle:~$

python3-tk was installed.

On 10/09/2012 02:32 AM, jacob wrote:
> if none of the above works, could you run in a terminal:
> python3 /usr/bin/
> and give me the output?

Jacob Vlijm (vlijm) wrote :

Hi John,

thanks for the output, and thanks for your bug report!!
the output was very helpful, and this is what causes the trouble:
normally the local .desktop files are stored in '/home/john/.local/share/applications/'. these files overrule the ones in /usr/share/applications. if the directory '/home/john/.local/share/applications/ does not exist, the editor creates it before the interface is loaded. in your case, a file named 'applications' already exists where a folder should be created with that name, causing the error message and preventing the interface to load.

what you should do is rename or move the file (if it is of any importance) or remove it (if it was created by accident for some reason).
after that, when you start the quicklkist editor, everything should work well.

Jacob Vlijm (vlijm) wrote :

p.s. please let me know!

Jacob Vlijm (vlijm) wrote :

Although this is not really a bug, in version 2 I will take precautions for situations like this

Changed in jonb.homelauncher:
status: New → Invalid
status: Invalid → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 2.0
Jacob Vlijm (vlijm) on 2014-01-31
Changed in jonb.homelauncher:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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