On Wed, March 7, 2018 8:36 pm, Unman wrote: > 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.
If multiple people are experiencing something unexpected like their dom0 application menu getting wiped on a template reinstall, doesn't that make it a bug/Issue even if a work-around is available? Looks like it is already a known issue, though: https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues/3294 -- 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/7521b238b8b09757b93ad5be4bde85a1.squirrel%40tt3j2x4k5ycaa5zt.onion. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.