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potential fix for menu-refresh issues


Hi all,

  I've been looking at the issues around panel and session crashes
after installing/removing/updating packages

As you know we have had to disable the automatic update of the menu
system when an application is removed or installed - this is because
there is an underlying GNOME bug that crashes the panel or can kill
the whole session.

I've got a proposed fix which I need 16.04 Xenial users to test please
and feed back - I'll follow up later with the same fix fo 16.10 users

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:budgie-remix/menu-refresh
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


Please give this a good test - installing/removing single & groups of
applications.  Make sure the corresponding entry in the menu system is
either added or removed respectively.

If you see a panel crash please see if you can reproduce the issue - I
need to see the trace in the terminal when the panel crashes.


MENU_VERBOSE=1 budgie-panel --replace &

before testing.

To remove the testing PPA and packages run

sudo ppa-purge ppa:budgie-remix/menu-refresh

Many thanks.