Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439551
unison desktop file should not use update-alternatives
Last modified: 2008-04-16 23:55:20 EDT
Description of problem:
Each version-specific unison package (unison213 and unison227) use
update-alternatives for registering its desktop file. However, the
version-specific desktop files are already in /usr/share/applications !
This means that the only thing update-alternatives does is to create yet another
desktop menu entry -- i.e. on my system I have one launcher for unison213 and
two for unison227.
We should either not use update-alternatives for the desktop file (thus the user
can launch either 213 or 227), or put the original desktop files somewhere else
(thus the user has only one launcher for the 'active' unison). The former is
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install unison213 unison227
Three copies of unison desktop entries
Either two copies (213 and 227) or just one
Yes, I can see the problem.
I guess not having the extra alternatives entry is fine. The only thing I wonder
(which isn't solved by the current desktop files anyway) is if somebody installs
just 1 unison, and then gets confused by the version # in the menu name. That
could be solved by making the alternatives entry just say "Unison", so you'd end
Unison # picks alternatives value
Do you think that's worth it, or do you think simply removing the alternatives
for the desktop file is the way to go.
New packages available in rawhide; should be pushed to F8/F7 testing soon.
unison227-2.27.57-7.fc8.2,unison213-2.13.16-9.fc8.2 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
unison227-2.27.57-7.fc7.3,unison213-2.13.16-9.fc7.3 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 7
unison213-2.13.16-9.fc7.3, unison227-2.27.57-7.fc7.3 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
unison227-2.27.57-7.fc8.2, unison213-2.13.16-9.fc8.2 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.