Bug 508575 - gnome-panel no longer finds desktop files in a subdirectory of /usr/share/applications
gnome-panel no longer finds desktop files in a subdirectory of /usr/share/app...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-28 14:33 EDT by Martin F
Modified: 2010-06-28 09:21 EDT (History)
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Description Martin F 2009-06-28 14:33:03 EDT
Description of problem:

gnome-panel cannot access desktop file that has launcher_location containing a subdirectory but not a full pathname.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use command line in /bin/bash to set launcher_location:
  for schema in `gconftool --all-entries /schema/apps/panel/objects | awk -F= '{print $1}'`; do gconftool-2 --apply-schema /schemas/apps/panel/objects/${schema} /apps/panel/objects/kontact_launcher/${schema}
  gconftool-2 -s /apps/panel/objects/kontact_launcher/object_type -t string "launcher-object"
  gconftool-2 -s /apps/panel/objects/kontact_launcher/toplevel_id -t string "top_panel"
  gconftool-2 -s /apps/panel/objects/kontact_launcher/launcher_location -t string "kde4/Kontact.desktop"
2. Note that kde4/Kontact.desktop is a subdirectory path of /usr/share/applications
2. Logout and login

Actual results:
~/.xsession_errors has the following error message,
(gnome-panel:3586): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_key_file_load_from_file: assertion `file != NULL' failed
Unable to open desktop file kde4/Kontact.desktop for panel launcher

And no Kontact icon appears in the desktop panel

Expected results:
The icon should appear in the desktop panel.

Additional info:
I use a script to generate my personal desktop panel setup (as seen in the above command lines) every time I install a new Fedora. Fedora 10 didn't have this problem but Fedora 11 does.

If I use the full path, /usr/share/applications/kde/Kontact.desktop, it works.

If gnome-panel doesn't find a prefix '/', it should assume it refers to a subdirectory of /usr/share/applications, as it did with Fedora 10.
Comment 1 Martin F 2009-06-28 14:33:56 EDT
I only tested in x86_64 platform, so I can't confirm whether this works in other platforms.
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 09:21:12 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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