menulibre save changes confirmation dialog is handled wrong

Bug #1307481 reported by flux242
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Sean Davis
menulibre (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

[SRU - Test Case]
1. Modify a launcher, do not save.
2. Click on another launcher.
3. Save dialog appears. Click "Save changes".

[SRU - Expected Results]
[[MenuLibre 2.0.3]]
The launcher is saved, but the next item cannot be activated.

[[Menulibre 2.0.4]]
The launcher is saved, and the intended launcher is activated.

[Original Report]
If I change some properties of a menu item, say visibility flag, and then click on the next menu item a 'save changes' confirmation dialog appears. If I click Save then the previous menu item stays selected. I click on the next menu item again and this 'save changes' confirmation dialog appears again! It won't let me continue with the next menu item until I click Cancel even if I previously clicked Save a thousand times!

ubuntu 14.04 lts beta 2
menulibre 2.0.3-1

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flux242 (flux242) wrote :

Here is the error message I get:

DEBUG:menulibre: save_launcher() 'Executing Command: ['xdg-desktop-menu', 'install', '--novendor', '/home/alex/.local/share/applications/exo-mail-reader.desktop']'
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/menulibre/", line 1472, in on_treeview_selection
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/menulibre/", line 2237, in save_launcher
  File "/usr/lib/python3.4/", line 533, in call
    with Popen(*popenargs, **kwargs) as p:
  File "/usr/lib/python3.4/", line 848, in __init__
    restore_signals, start_new_session)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.4/", line 1446, in _execute_child
    raise child_exception_type(errno_num, err_msg)
FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'xdg-desktop-menu'

Yes, the xdg-desktop-menu is not installed on my system. If menulibre needs it to function properly then it should have a direct dependency to a package that has this executable. Current dependency is probably in the recommends section and that's why it is not installed. Would be better not to have this dependency at all

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Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :

I'll make sure the required package (xdg-utils) is added to the dependency list in Debian and Ubuntu. In a later release, we may be able to break the dependency on this package, but it is currently essential to create the necessary menu structure.

Sean Davis (bluesabre)
Changed in menulibre:
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Sean Davis (smd-seandavis)
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Sean Davis (bluesabre)
Changed in menulibre:
status: Triaged → 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
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Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello flux242, 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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Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :
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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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in menulibre (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in menulibre (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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