Menulibre doesn't escape Exec key properly where spaces in

Bug #1214815 reported by Cefn
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released

Bug Description

[SRU - Test Case]
1. Click the browse button for Command.
2. Select an executable with a space in the path.

[SRU - Expected Results]
[[MenuLibre 2.0.3]]
Command is populated exactly as read, without the escaped space and the launcher does not work.

[[MenuLibre 2.0.4]]
Command is populated such that the space is escaped and the launcher works correctly.

[Original Report]
I've found no way at all to point to a script within a folder which has spaces in the name. Menulibre doesn't handle the escaping automatically by default.

The documentation at details how the escaping should be handled, but I haven't figured out how to satisfy it for Gnome-shell's Exec parser.

My workaround has been to create a softlink to the script within /usr/local/bin which is in my $PATH. However, if Menulibre would handle whitespace escaping properly within paths, in a way which satisfies gnome-shell that would be fantastic, and would have saved me a very long time.

Related branches

Sean Davis (bluesabre)
Changed in menulibre:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Sean Davis (bluesabre)
Changed in menulibre:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Sean Davis (bluesabre)
Changed in menulibre:
milestone: none → 2.0.4
Sean Davis (bluesabre)
Changed in menulibre:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Sean Davis (bluesabre)
description: updated
Revision history for this message
Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello Cefn, or anyone else affected,

Accepted menulibre into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
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Jack Fromm (jjfrv8) wrote :

I could not get it to add the launcher at all in 2.03 but it works as advertised in 2.04.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
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Adam Conrad (adconrad) wrote : Update Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for menulibre has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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