Synaptic causes multiple menu items

Bug #161091 reported by Dustin McCartney on 2007-11-08
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-menus (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Version: Ubuntu 7.10

When adding or removing software via Synaptic that registers (or un-registers) Gnome menu items, the Gnome menu list shows duplicates of menu items when viewed. For example, after installing Wireshark via Synaptic, my Gnome menu shows duplicates of all existing items such as under "Applications->Internet":

  Evolution Mail
  Evolution Mail
  Firefox Web Browser
  Firefox Web Browser
  Pidgin Internet Messenger
  Pidgin Internet Messenger
  Thunderbird
  Thunderbird
  Wireshark
  Wireshark
  Wireshark (as root)
  Wireshark (as root)

All menus show duplicates and Wireshark was just an example of an application I installed recently that cause the menu to show these duplicates.

Looks like it just isn't Synaptic. I installed another application (Netbeans 6.0 RC 1) which added itself to the menu system and then I now have duplicates of all menu items again. (restarting cleans things up).

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage . I have classified this bug as a bug in gnome-menus.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your report, May you try to see if you get those menus with another new user account in your system ? it seems that there's something broken with your configuration, thanks.

Changed in gnome-menus:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

We are closing this bug report as it lacks the information, described in the previous comments, we need to investigate the problem further. However, please reopen it if you can give us the missing information and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future.

Changed in gnome-menus:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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