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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:03 am    Post subject: empty app menu in Plasma Reply with quote

After updating plasma desktop I have empty application menu. Is there a way to re-generate it?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

same issue here
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like adding a new app launcher widget worked (removed the empty one after). It didn't have all my favorites but the installed applications were there.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This appears to be fallout from fixing bug #596316.

Workarounds appear to be:
  • Downgrade kservice to 5.27.0
  • Build kservice-5.28.0 with -DAPPLICATIONS_MENU_NAME=applications.menu
  • Perform the upgrade while Plasma is not running
  • Running kbuildsycoca5 --noincremental (which restores applications but not favourites)
I've pushed kservice-5.28.0-r1 which should prevent this happening for anyone else.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same issue i.e empty Application Menu, after upgrading to kde-frameworks/kservice-5.28.0 and removing kde-apps/kuser as per the emerge message.

On top of the empty Application Menu, KDE lost all the file associations. Double-clicking any known file types opens a dialog asking for an application.

I re-merged kde-apps/kuser and the two problems were fixed. I still have kde-frameworks/kservice-5.28.0

Code:

# emerge -pv kde-frameworks/kservice

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild   R    ] kde-frameworks/kservice-5.28.0:5/5.28::gentoo  USE="man -debug {-test}" 0 KiB

Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 KiB


So, it has something to do kuser. Does this make sense?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. re-sync and upgrade kservice to 5.28.0-r1.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As mentioned above, the:

kbuildsycoca5 --noincremental

..restores the menu.

Switching the menu to an alternative in the right click menu and switching it back restores the favorites.

The '.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc' is where the changes happen but I'm not sure where the lost favorites come from because they weren't in that file when they were missing from the menu and so far can't seem to find any reference to them anywhere else. Oh well, it works.
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