You are not logged in.

#1 2018-02-08 09:52:35

voids
Member
From: paris
Registered: 2016-06-25
Posts: 58

error when opening the "applications" menu on non-bl openbox install

hello : )
i installed openbox on a debian 9 and get an error when accessing the "application" menu ;
it reads as follow : "invalid output from pipe-menu "usr/bin/obamenu""
(the "debian" and others menus work)
it seems it might be this: Bug#887122: openbox: "Invalide output from pipe-menu "/usr/bin/obamenu"" but there are no answers there
anyone willing to guide a newb through this ?
thank you for reading : )
edit:title oops
editii:adding obamenu if it helps:

#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

# Version 1.1.7 
# ---- config ---
applications_dirs = ("/usr/share/applications", )
image_dir_base = "/usr/share" # without "pixmaps" -/usr/local/share in FreeBSD, /usr/share on linux
icon_Theme = "Humanity"
image_cat_prefix = "applications-"  # if empty will create no icon text only menu
application_groups = ("Office",  "Development",  "Graphics", "Internet",  "Games", "System",  "Multimedia",  "Utilities",  "Settings")
group_aliases = {"Audio":"Multimedia","AudioVideo":"Multimedia","Network":"Internet","Game":"Games", "Utility":"Utilities", "GTK":"",  "GNOME":""}
ignoreList = ("evince-previewer", "Ted",  "wingide3.2", "python3.4", "feh","xfce4-power-manager-settings" )
terminal_string = "evte -e"         # your favourites terminal exec string
simpleOBheader = False  # print full xml style OB header
# --- End of user config ---
 
import glob

class dtItem(object):
    def __init__(self, fName):
        self.fileName = fName
        self.Name = ""
        self.Comment = ""
        self.Exec = ""
        self.Terminal = None
        self.Type = ""
        self.Icon = ""
        self.Categories = ()

    def addName(self, data):
        self.Name = xescape(data)

    def addComment(self, data):
        self.Comment = data

    def addExec(self, data):
        if len(data) > 3 and data[-2] == '%':	# get rid of filemanager arguments in dt files
            data = data[:-2].strip()
        self.Exec = data

    def addIcon(self, data):
        self.Icon = ""
        if image_cat_prefix == "":
            return
        image_dir = image_dir_base + "/pixmaps/"
        di = data.strip()
        if len(di) < 3:
            #"Error in %s: Invalid or no icon '%s'" % (self.fileName,  di)
            return
        dix = di.find("/")      # is it a full path?
        if dix >= 0 and dix <= 2:    # yes, its a path (./path or ../path or /path ...)
            self.Icon = di
            return
        #else a short name like "myapp"
        tmp = image_dir + di + ".*"
        tmp = glob.glob(tmp)
        if len(tmp) > 0:
            self.Icon = tmp[0]
        return

    def addTerminal(self, data):
        if data == "True" or data == "true":
            self.Terminal = True
        else:
            self.Terminal = False

    def addType(self, data):
        self.Type = data

    def addCategories(self, data):
        self.Categories = data

def getCatIcon(cat):
    iconDir = image_dir_base + "/icons/" + icon_Theme + "/categories/24/"
    cat = image_cat_prefix + cat.lower()
    tmp = glob.glob(iconDir + cat + ".*")
    if len(tmp) > 0:
        return tmp[0]
    return ""

def xescape(s):
    Rep = {"&":"&amp;", "<":"&lt;", ">":"&gt;",  "'":"&apos;", "\"":"&quot;"}
    for p in ("&", "<", ">",  "'","\""):
        sl = len(s); last = -1
        while last < sl:
            i = s.find(p,  last+1)
            if i < 0:
                done = True
                break
            last = i
            l = s[:i]
            r = s[i+1:]
            s = l + Rep[p] + r
    return s

def process_category(cat, curCats,  appGroups = application_groups,  aliases = group_aliases ):
	# first process aliases
	if aliases.has_key(cat):
		if aliases[cat] == "":
			return ""                               # ignore this one
		cat = aliases[cat]
	if cat in appGroups and cat not in curCats:  # valid categories only and no doublettes, please
		curCats.append(cat)
		return cat
	return ""


def process_dtfile(dtf,  catDict):  # process this file & extract relevant info
	active = False          # parse only after "[Desktop Entry]" line
	fh = open(dtf,  "r")
	lines = fh.readlines()
	this = dtItem(dtf)
	for l in lines:
		l = l.strip()
		if l == "[Desktop Entry]":
			active = True
			continue
		if active == False:     # we don't care about licenses or other comments
			continue
		if l == None or len(l) < 1 or l[0] == '#':
			continue
		if l[0]== '[' and l !=  "[Desktop Entry]":
			active = False
			continue
		# else
		eqi = l.split('=')
		if len(eqi) < 2:
			print "Error: Invalid .desktop line'" + l + "'"
			continue
		# Check what it is ...
		if eqi[0] == "Name":
			this.addName(eqi[1])
		elif eqi[0] == "Comment":
			this.addComment(eqi[1])
		elif eqi[0] == "Exec":
			this.addExec(eqi[1])
		elif eqi[0] == "Icon":
			this.addIcon(eqi[1])
		elif eqi[0] == "Terminal":
			this.addTerminal(eqi[1])
		elif eqi[0] == "Type":
			if eqi[1] != "Application":
				continue
			this.addType(eqi[1])
		elif eqi[0] == "Categories":
			if eqi[1][-1] == ';':
				eqi[1] = eqi[1][0:-1]
			cats = []
			# DEBUG 
			dtCats = eqi[1].split(';')
			for cat in dtCats:
				result = process_category(cat,  cats)
			this.addCategories(cats)
		else:
			continue
	# add to catDict
	#this.dprint()
	if len(this.Categories) > 0:        # don't care about stuff w/o category
		for cat in this.Categories:
			catDict[cat].append(this)

categoryDict = {}

if __name__ == "__main__":
    # init the application group dict (which will contain list of apps)
    for appGroup in application_groups:
        categoryDict[appGroup] = []

    # now let's look  into the app dirs ...
    for appDir in applications_dirs:
        appDir += "/*.desktop"
        dtFiles = glob.glob(appDir)

        # process each .desktop file in dir
        for dtf in dtFiles:
            skipFlag = False
            for ifn in ignoreList:
                if dtf.find(ifn) >= 0:
                    skipFlag = True
            if skipFlag == False:
                process_dtfile(dtf,  categoryDict)

    # now, generate jwm menu include
    if simpleOBheader == True:
        print '<openbox_pipe_menu>'       # magic header
    else:
        print '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?><openbox_pipe_menu xmlns="http://openbox.org/"  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"  xsi:schemaLocation="http://openbox.org/" >'       # magic header
    appGroupLen = len(application_groups)
    for ag in range(appGroupLen ):
        catList = categoryDict[application_groups[ag]]
        if len(catList) < 1:
            continue                # don't create empty menus
        catStr = "<menu id=\"openbox-%s\" label=\"%s\" " % (application_groups[ag], application_groups[ag])
        tmp = getCatIcon(application_groups[ag])
        if tmp != "":
            catStr += "icon=\"%s\"" % tmp
        print catStr,  ">"
        for app in catList:
            progStr = "<item "
            progStr += "label=\"%s\" "  % app.Name
            if app.Icon != "":
                progStr += "icon=\"%s\" " % app.Icon
            progStr += "><action name=\"Execute\"><command><![CDATA["
            if app.Terminal == True:
                progStr += terminal_string + " "
            progStr += "%s]]></command></action></item>"  % app.Exec
            print progStr
        print "</menu>"
    print "</openbox_pipe_menu>"       # magic footer
    pass # done/debug break

Last edited by voids (2018-02-08 10:49:13)


at the beginning there was darkness then came light

Offline

#2 2018-02-09 01:07:17

martix
Kim Jong-un Stunt Double
Registered: 2016-02-19
Posts: 1,267

Re: error when opening the "applications" menu on non-bl openbox install

Did you follow the steps here under II? Or is there maybe a hint in that description that could help to figure out the culprit? It's not that complicated to install obamenu, just be careful at every step.

Offline

#3 2018-02-09 16:04:32

voids
Member
From: paris
Registered: 2016-06-25
Posts: 58

Re: error when opening the "applications" menu on non-bl openbox install

thank you martix for the tutorial : )
i tried for hours and got so many errors messages and tried so much wrong stuff i even couldn't use apt or dpkg for a while and aptitude was showing blank : /
i shall get this stuff working soon i tell myself : ?
anyway i am on it : !
ty : D


at the beginning there was darkness then came light

Offline

#4 2018-02-09 17:37:14

brontosaurusrex
Middle Office
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 1,514

Re: error when opening the "applications" menu on non-bl openbox install

I have used obmenu and ctrl+p to add new pipemenu (before that I said: chmod +x obamenu) and this happened
https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2018/02/09/oba.png
p.s. It looks like it is working (or at least it is outputing something xml-ish that doesn't break the menu).

Last edited by brontosaurusrex (2018-02-09 17:41:23)

Offline

#5 2018-02-10 15:30:39

martix
Kim Jong-un Stunt Double
Registered: 2016-02-19
Posts: 1,267

Re: error when opening the "applications" menu on non-bl openbox install

^I think that looks good. In the tuto mentioned above there is also a short explanation for missing icons.

Offline

#6 2018-02-26 21:12:52

voids
Member
From: paris
Registered: 2016-06-25
Posts: 58

Re: error when opening the "applications" menu on non-bl openbox install

I haven't tried for long anymore so that the problem still persists for me : /
The tutorial is very clearly written, thank you, but not concise since the matter is quite complicated for newbs : (
I hope you magicians will one day find a way to simplify the process of getting dynamic menus : )


at the beginning there was darkness then came light

Offline

#7 2018-02-26 21:36:48

brontosaurusrex
Middle Office
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 1,514

Re: error when opening the "applications" menu on non-bl openbox install

You could test the xml validity of what obamenu displays, from cli

path/to/obamenu > test.xml

will generate file test.xml, which you can copy/paste to some xml validator, like https://www.xmlvalidation.com/ . Then you will have some more info/idea on what's going on.

Last edited by brontosaurusrex (2018-02-26 21:39:46)

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB