I'm not sure what I did, but one day the menu editing program just stopped working. I figured out through some googling that the program was called "alacarte", so I tried updating it, then uninstalling and reinstalling. This is what happens when I try to open it from the command line:

[jake@localhost ~]$ alacarte
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/alacarte", line 36, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/alacarte", line 32, in main
    app = MainWindow(datadir, version, sys.argv)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Alacarte/MainWindow.py", line 49, in __init__
    self.editor = MenuEditor()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Alacarte/MenuEditor.py", line 36, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Alacarte/MenuEditor.py", line 59, in __loadMenus
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Alacarte/MenuEditor.py", line 63, in save
    fd = open(getattr(self, menu).path, 'w')
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/home/jake/.config/menus/applications.menu'
Can anyone decipher this for me and tell me how to get it working again?