Bug 52642 - kontrol-panel does not handle Exec field in .desktop file
kontrol-panel does not handle Exec field in .desktop file
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kdeadmin (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-08-27 12:15 EDT by Jonathan Blandford
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-27 16:49:39 EDT
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Description Jonathan Blandford 2001-08-27 12:15:53 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010809

Description of problem:
kontrol-panel doesn't check the users path (or even commonly checked
locations like /usr/bin etc.) for executables, and instead assumes that
there is an absolute path.  This means that apps using it must hardcode
their path into the desktop file, which is both not part of the spec, and a
bit of a pain in the non-controlled sense.  As a result, hwbrowser does not
work in the kontrol-panel

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Run a program like hwbrowser

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Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-08-28 09:51:03 EDT
Fixed in 2.2-6

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