Bug 102655 - start-here:/// has duplicate and non-functioning entries
start-here:/// has duplicate and non-functioning entries
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-menus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Seth Nickell
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Blocks: CambridgeTarget
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Reported: 2003-08-19 10:55 EDT by Boris Folgmann
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-03 16:50:21 EST
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nautilus screenshot (31.41 KB, image/jpeg)
2003-08-19 10:57 EDT, Boris Folgmann
no flags Details
shows problem inside system-settings:/// (47.70 KB, image/jpeg)
2003-08-20 04:18 EDT, Boris Folgmann
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Description Boris Folgmann 2003-08-19 10:55:40 EDT
Description of problem:
In my start-here window I get different icons, sometimes with different text
that lead to the same target.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open start-here nautilus window
Actual results:
Two different icons for system-settings:///
both labeled "Systemeinstellungen" (I use the german locale)

Two different icons for preferences:///
Labeled "Präferenzen" and "Vorlieben"

"Programme" leads to programs:///, but I get an error message
that this is an invalid location. 
Same with "Favoriten" and favorites:///

Also I get the Start-here icon "Hier Starten" from the desktop in the start-here
window itself again. If I click on it I get the msg that
system-settings:///.directory.rpmsave can not be displayed. I have this problem
in the other folders, too. E.g. ther is an unhandeled icon for
system-settings:///.directory in system-settings:/// and so on. 

Another item: Are those three / really necessary? Ever thought about a solution
without this crazy URL?? I can not use that address/protocol in Mozilla, so it's
confusing for Joe User.

Expected results:
only the right icons

Additional info:
see attached screenshot
Comment 1 Boris Folgmann 2003-08-19 10:57:53 EDT
Created attachment 93746 [details]
nautilus screenshot
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2003-08-19 11:57:00 EDT
Try deleting all the .rpmsave files, maybe you edited or otherwise modified 
the old .directory/.desktop files, and then rpm felt the need to 
create .rpmsave copies of old broken files.
Comment 3 Boris Folgmann 2003-08-19 15:32:13 EDT
I did a 

rm /etc/X11/starthere/*.rpmsave

and I deleted


But I still have a .directory file that is displayed in preferences:///
Where I can I find it and is it save to delete it?

Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2003-08-19 17:47:15 EDT
Maybe /usr/share/desktop-menu-files? Not sure offhand.
Any .rpmsave should be safe to delete.
Comment 5 Boris Folgmann 2003-08-20 04:17:08 EDT
There are no .rpmsave files. Only .directory files. And the error msg on double
click complains about a .directory file, not a .directory.rpmsave file.
See screenshot.
Comment 6 Boris Folgmann 2003-08-20 04:18:15 EDT
Created attachment 93774 [details]
shows problem inside system-settings:///
Comment 7 Seth Nickell 2004-11-03 16:50:21 EST
We don't expose system-settings:/// and start-here:/// anymore

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