On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 08:19:09PM -0000, 'awokd' via qubes-users wrote: > On Wed, March 7, 2018 6:59 pm, hyperfekt wrote: > > While trying to reinstall some templates my dom0's application menu just > > broke, with every .desktop file gone. I wanted to document how to fix this > > for others - use this command: > > > > sudo qubes-dom0-update --action=reinstall $(rpm -qa | grep 'qubes\|xfce4' > > | grep -v 'template\|kernel') > > > > > > What it does is the following: > > Get a list of installed packages, > > filter for those of Qubes or xfce, filter out any templates or the kernel, > > and then reinstall them. > > > > This should restore all the desktop files and with that your application > > menu. > > Could you provide more details of what exactly you did when it broke? Like > Qubes version, if you're on current or testing, what VM/template you're > using as your UpdateVM, what template you re-installed and how, etc. Could > be something worth filing as an issue, especially if multiple people are > hitting it. >
This problem (and it's solution) crops up many times on the list. So there's an argument that it should reach the FAQ. But it also shows a problem - that people dont search (and research) problems before posting. (I exclude OP from this because s/he found a solution for themselves.) Many times you'll see problems raised that are covered on the list or in the docs, or could be solved with a minor search. The list could be treated as a cumulative source of knowledge - the proposed userspace on github could incorporate such things. I'm just worried that it will be yet another place that people dont look. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/20180307203615.nxworfzhqth5hpeb%40thirdeyesecurity.org. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.