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Re: desktop-file-install



Debarshi 'Rishi' Ray wrote, at 08/25/2007 01:04 PM +9:00:
If the upstream correctly places a .desktop file in
%{_datadir}/applications, then is it necessary to use
desktop-file-install in the .spec file?


One of the reasons we must use desktop-file-install is that
the command checks if the installed desktop file meets desktop standards.

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It is not simply enough to just include the .desktop file in the package, one MUST run desktop-file-install in %install (and have BuildRequires: desktop-file-utils), to help ensure .desktop file safety and spec-compliance. Here are some examples of desktop-file-install usage:
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So it depends on how Makefile tries to install desktop files
in %_datadir/applications (i.e. what you mean here by
"correctly"). If Makefile install them by using desktop-file-install, then it is okay. If Makefile just use "cp"
or "install" to put desktop files to the directory, then again
desktop files must be checked by desktop-file-install
(or desktop-file-validate).

Mamoru


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