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This is with Fedora Core 1.90 updated to "development".
Description of problem:
Both desktop-file-install and desktop-file-validate break out in panic
when being run on KDE desktop files which have the comment
# KDE Config File
as the first line. Example:
$ cd /usr/share/applications/kde
$ desktop-file-validate ktip.desktop
** ERROR **: file validate.c: line 517 (enum_sections): assertion
failed: (name != NULL)
If I take out the comment, the tools are happy.
$ grep -v '^#' ktip.desktop > /tmp/ktip.desktop
$ diff -u ktip.desktop /tmp/ktip.desktop
--- ktip.desktop 2004-01-17 13:48:22.000000000 +0100
+++ /tmp/ktip.desktop 2004-03-01 17:00:29.000000000 +0100
@@ -1,4 +1,3 @@
-# KDE Config File
[KDE Desktop Entry]
Then desktop-file-validate accepts the modified file and spits out the
errors it finds (which I don't quote here).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Run desktop-file-validate on some of the desktop files in
/usr/share/applications/kde. All that have the "# KDE Config File"
comment, cause the error.
desktop-file-validate is in error when it complains about the
assertion. d-f-v creates a blank section for initial comments, but
that first blank section is still passed to enum_sections(), which
contains the assertion that doesn't accept a NULL name. Investigating
fixed in desktop-file-utils-0.4-2, should show up in rawhide today.
Patch is also upstreamed to freedesktop.org