[Bug 667704] [NEW] Servicemenu installation fails

Donatas Glodenis dgvirtual at akl.lt
Thu Oct 28 10:45:47 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: dolphin

Installation of Service Menus via Dolphin settings fails. There are
several reasons:

1. For the installation to work, a dependency, ruby, must be installed,
or so I heard. And it is not installed by default (it is only in
suggests list of apt), though it is in the main repository (maybe
libkde4-ruby is also required, it is in the universe though). Therefore
the servicemenus get downloaded to ~/.kde/share/apps/servicemenu-
download/ but they even fail to uncompress.

2. Even with ruby installed, the servicemenus do get uncompressed but
the message indicator reports that „service menu installation failed“,
and nothing appears in ~/.kde/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus/. An
exception: installation works if it is only a plain text file
servicemenu that is downloaded from kde-apps.org.

Now if you go to the uncompressed servicemenu package folder, for example, 
and run 

it installs nicely.

Tested on: Kubuntu Lucid and Maverick
KDE: 4.5.1 (on two different machines, one with Lucid and upgraded to Maverick, one with fresh Maverick install)
Binary Package: dolphin
Source package: kdebase

dg at JARRS:/var/cache/apt$ apt-cache policy dolphin
  Įdiegta:    4:4.5.1-0ubuntu4
  Kandidatas: 4:4.5.1-0ubuntu4
  Versijų lentelė:
 *** 4:4.5.1-0ubuntu4 0
        500 http://lt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

** Affects: dolphin (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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