Bug 1136597 - desktop-file-validate does not show any error when passing args to TryExec
Summary: desktop-file-validate does not show any error when passing args to TryExec
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: desktop-file-utils
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-09-03 01:42 UTC by Marcos Paulo
Modified: 2015-06-29 22:22 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 22:22:24 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Marcos Paulo 2014-09-03 01:42:51 UTC
Description of problem: The TryExec entry in a .desktop cannot contain args, and desktop-file-validate does not give any error when running for a file that has TryExec with args

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

How reproducible: run desktop-file-validate on a file that has TryExec with any args

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual results: This don't show any errors, but the application is not showed in Mate menu

Expected results: The desktop-file-validate program should warn about this problem in .desktop to help developers to write correct .desktop files

Additional info:

Comment 1 Marcos Paulo 2014-09-03 01:44:11 UTC
We currently have a .desktop invalid file in Flare game. We can see this problem in this bug entry: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1136498

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