[Bug 61340] Alacarte emptied my Applications menu list.

Miles Lane miles.lane at gmaIl.com
Wed Sep 20 01:32:06 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: alacarte

I selected System -> Preferences -> Menu Layout.  It showed that the app
was starting, but the program window never rendered.  I tried a couple
of other times.  Then I noticed that my Applications menu had gotten
emptied.   I tried running alacarte from the command line and got:

$ alacarte
/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/gtk-2.0/bonobo/__init__.py: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/alacarte", line 36, in ?
  File "/usr/bin/alacarte", line 32, in main
    app = MainWindow(datadir, version, sys.argv)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/Alacarte/MainWindow.py", line 45, in __init__
    self.editor = MenuEditor()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/Alacarte/MenuEditor.py", line 36, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/Alacarte/MenuEditor.py", line 46, in __loadMenus
    self.applications.dom = xml.dom.minidom.parse(self.applications.path)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/_xmlplus/dom/minidom.py", line 1915, in parse
    return expatbuilder.parse(file)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/_xmlplus/dom/expatbuilder.py", line 926, in parse
    result = builder.parseFile(fp)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/_xmlplus/dom/expatbuilder.py", line 211, in parseFile
    parser.Parse("", True)
xml.parsers.expat.ExpatError: no element found: line 1, column 0

** Affects: alacarte (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Untriaged
         Status: Unconfirmed

Alacarte emptied my Applications menu list.

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