Menu editor alacarte is completely non-functional in Ubuntu 12.04 (applied patch did not take)

Bug #1251022 reported by Bryce Nesbitt on 2013-11-13
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
alacarte (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

While bug is closed,
the issue persists. With alacarte 0.13.2-2ubuntu4 on Ubuntu 12.04, nothing works.
Pressing *New Item* or *Properties* results in a crash. Checkbox actions don't take.
And inexplicably "[x] report an error" does nothing.

But here's a console exception:

hardhat:~> alacarte
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/alacarte/Alacarte/", line 634, in on_properties_button_clicked
  File "/usr/share/alacarte/Alacarte/", line 391, in on_edit_properties_activate
    process = subprocess.Popen(['gnome-desktop-item-edit', file_path], env=os.environ)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 679, in __init__
    errread, errwrite)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1249, in _execute_child
    raise child_exception
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in alacarte (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

The bug you have referenced was only fixed in Ubuntu 13.10 as only it has a version number greater than the one referenced in the comments of the other bug. If you'd like to see the other bug fixed you may want to have a look at the Ubuntu Stable Release Update process --

Bryce Nesbitt (bryce2) wrote :

This is NOT a duplicate of #1079953

And 12.04 is a LTS support version, so a fix for 13.10 is not relevant.
The proper URL for the stable release updates is

The feature is completely broken in 12.04 LTS due tothe missing dependency.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Bug reports in Launchpad can have "tasks" for different packages and different releases of Ubuntu. I've added a task for Ubuntu 12.04 to the other bug report. So really this is a duplicate of that bug.

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