[Bug 1765799] Re: Applications menu does not get populated with recently installed apps using apt
1765799 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Aug 1 22:03:27 UTC 2018
> Tested this extensively in budgie - installing/removing repeatedly via
gnome-software, budgie-welcome, command line. Works everytime.
Thank you for treating this carefully.
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Applications menu does not get populated with recently installed apps
Status in gnome-menus package in Ubuntu:
Status in gnome-menus source package in Bionic:
Applications menu for GNOME3 based desktop environments doesn't get
populated with recently installed app using apt or GUI apps like
gnome-software, budgie-welcome (Ubuntu Budgie)
Users need to physically logout and login again before they see the
application appear in their menu.
This is an intermittent issue - some installs work correctly, some
installs dont display in the menu. After logging out and logging in,
those installs that didnt display, now appear in the menu.
This affects all desktop environments that use gnome-menus to
recognise new/changed/deleted applications. Primarily this would be
Unity and Budgie Desktop. Not sure about GNOME Shell or other desktop
Install an application using apt (command line), GNOME Software or
through budgie-welcome (Ubuntu Budgie only) - The application icon
should appear in the menu of the desktop environment being used.
Remove an application through apt, GNOME Software and/or budgie-
welcome (ubuntu budgie) - The application icon should disappear from
the menu of the desktop environment being used
Repeat the above two test cases several times (e.g. 10x) with
Arguably the risk is that the patch introduces potential instability
into the installation sequence that could cause crashes. That's the
worst case scenario.
The mitigation here is that the patch is the exact same patch used in
17.04 and 17.10. It was also used in 16.04 and 16.10 - in these two
cases the patch did not contain a one line fix introduced in 17.04
that fixed a crashing race issue in budgie-desktop.
Consultation with the uploader to 18.04 (Jeremy) is a must here to discuss possibly reasons why when merging with Debian, the ubuntu specific patch was not readded.
Below is the original description
Applications menu doesn't get populated with recently installed app
For example, after installing Firefox using apt, its shortcut does not appear immediately in the applications main menu. It only appeared there after I rebooted (maybe logging off also does the job).
A “refresh menu” action has to be triggered somehow after installations.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: gnome-menus 3.13.3-11ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-15.16-generic 4.15.15
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-15-generic x86_64
Date: Fri Apr 20 18:39:49 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-04-20 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Budgie 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Alpha amd64 (20180418)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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