Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1266243
Plasma live desktop shows no folder or icons, just text '/home/liveuser/Desktop/ is a file, but a folder was expected.'
Last modified: 2016-12-20 09:43:58 EST
As per bug summary - when you boot a current F23 Branched KDE live nightly, you don't get a desktop with an installer icon, you just get a panel and a background image with this text on top of it:
'/home/liveuser/Desktop/ is a file, but a folder was expected.'
This is breaking the openQA tests, as it expects the installer icon to be there to click on.
Created attachment 1076715 [details]
screenshot of the problem
https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/work/tasks/600/11210600/Fedora-Live-KDE-x86_64-23-20150924.iso is an affected image.
xdg-user-dirs was changed recently to no longer utilize xinitrc (due to gnome/wayland), that may have something to do with it.
I'll try digging more.
Fwiw, xdg-user-dirs bug #1259896
Wierd thing is the contents of /home/liveinst/Desktop was that of liveinst.desktop, except kde's kickstart's didn't include any code to copy that to ~liveinst/Desktop
I also couldn't figure out where the logic to handle that can be found. I suspect that some code somewhere (but I couldn't figure out where) does:
ln -s /usr/share/applications/liveinst.desktop /home/liveuser/Desktop
and so when xdg-user-dirs is not run before that code, it will make Desktop a symlink to the file instead of putting the symlink into the Desktop folder.
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