Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151889
menu system: serious incompatibility with newer versions of the specification
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:17 EST
Newer versions of the menu spec:
added some new extensions:
1) Support for describing how the menu should be laid out using the
<DefaultLayout> and <Layout> tags
2) Support for merging in a parent .menu file by adding a "type"
attribute to the <MergeFile> tag
Problem is that our implementation validates the .menu file using our notion of
the DTD at the time of release rather than using the DTD specified by the .menu
Essentially, this means that if a user shares her home directory between RHEL4
and later releases like FC4/RHEL5 and a menu editor generates a .menu file which
uses these extensions, then her menus will no longer work at all on RHEL4.
Created attachment 112247 [details]
patch to fix the bug
Fix is in gnome-vfs-2.8.2-8.3, errata is RHBA-2005:338
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