Hang on - Do I need the IgnorePkg or not?
No, IgnorePkg is not needed. It’s an optional only.
@just - Your first and last comments seem to contradict.
Don’t think so, but let’s not waste time searching for it.
I presumed the celebration here was that a normal update (no IgnorePkg) should work.
Yes, it does. IgnorePkg doesn’t matter in this context.
But not so happy an outcome for me. My mintmenu is not working after a normal update. The previous error dialog does not pop up,…
That’s exactly what the upgrade has fixed. Nothing else.
…but after the update mintmenu just doesn’t appear on the panel when I try to add it.
That’s another problem, unrelated to the upgrade.
Don’t know, why you can’t add the applet. I’ve just added 4 (four) more mintMenu applets to the panel. There are 5 (five !) mintMenus in the panel now. All 5 work:
Please, describe with maximal precision all, even the most minimal steps that you perform to add the applet to the panel. Where you click, with what mouse button, what menu or window opens, which option you select from them, how do you exit from the dialogs, etc. Attach screenshots, if you can.
sudo pacman -Syu to get to this point, and the output is shown below.
(I just accepted everything because I have a backup of the VM I can restore)
> warning: removing 'python2' from target list because it conflicts with 'python2-no-hardening'
> :: python2-no-hardening and python2 are in conflict. Remove python2? [y/N] y
Good. Python2 is about to be removed and replaced by python2-no-hardening
> Packages (3) mate-mint-menu-5.6.4-3 python2-2.7.9-1 [removal]
Good. You (correctly) have no python2 2.7.10 installed, so pacman is about to (correctly) remove 2.7.9
> Total Download Size: 11.40 MiB
> Total Installed Size: 72.81 MiB
> Net Upgrade Size: 0.63 MiB
> :: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
> :: Retrieving packages ...
> python2-no-hardening-2.7.10-1-x86_64 11.2 MiB 772K/s 00:15 [####################################] 100%
Good, Python2-no-hardening is installed.
> Optional dependencies for python2-no-hardening
> tk: for IDLE
Pacman suggests optional dependencies for successfully installed packages only. It confirms that python2-no-hardening is installed.
P.S. Happy for someone to tell me how to do block code sections! Surely I don’t have to add 4 spaces to every line…
Put three back-ticks ``` on the empty line BEFORE the code block. Put the same three back-ticks on the empty line AFTER the code block. Two lines with back-ticks enclose a code block. There’s no need to shift code lines by 4 spaces to the right.
To summarize. Everything looks well with your upgrade. Can’t figure out why you can’t add it to the panel.