Bug 72882 - invalid desktop file (KDE)
invalid desktop file (KDE)
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: sylpheed (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nakai
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Reported: 2002-08-28 13:59 EDT by Michael Schwendt
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description Michael Schwendt 2002-08-28 13:59:15 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020809

Description of problem:
/etc/X11/applnk/Internet/sylpheed.desktop contains "Type=Internet" which is
invalid for KDE. Hence there is no KDE menu entry for Sylpheed.

--- sylpheed.desktop.orig       Thu Jul 25 11:18:00 2002
+++ sylpheed.desktop    Sun Aug 25 00:31:21 2002
@@ -6,4 +6,4 @@

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Author got mailed. No response yet. Patch submitted at Sylpheed-claws home page
at sf.net. No reaction yet.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-08-28 17:03:05 EDT
Type=Internet is invalid for GNOME too, it's pretty much total nonsense. ;-)

Should be Type=Application and Categories=Internet;Application;X-Red-Hat-Extra;

Use desktop-file-install in the %install phase of the spec file and it will
auto-validate the file. Also, you can use this to add the Categories line 
etc. See the examples in many other spec files.
Comment 3 Michael Schwendt 2002-08-29 17:26:11 EDT
> Categories=Internet;Application;X-Red-Hat-Extra;

Didn't work for me. Had to move the desktop file to /usr/share/applications and add


to make it appear in "KMenu > Extras > Internet". With just Type=Application it
works fine on Valhalla, but not on Limbo or (null).

I also tried to add it to "KMenu > Internet" by adding X-Red-Hat-Base; but that
didn't work cleanly together with Extra. This categories thing is confusing, any
docs anywhere?

In (null) only four desktop files are left in /etc/X11/applnk and none of them
is displayed in the KDE menu:

# find /etc/X11/applnk -name \*\.desktop
Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2002-08-29 17:37:14 EDT
/etc/X11/applnk stuff is supposed to be merged in (may be under Extras->Other

You can find info on Categories on http://freedesktop.org, draft vfolder spec.
Comment 5 Michael Schwendt 2002-08-29 19:34:53 EDT
Thanks. http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/VFolderDesktops.txt confirms
"Internet" is no Standard Category. "Network" is. And yes, entries in
/etc/X11/applnk/Internet are merged as "Application;Network;Merged;" which is
"KMenu > Extras > Internet".
Comment 6 Nakai 2002-08-30 04:24:48 EDT
Fixed in sylhpeed-0.8.2-1

I've also mailed to the author but failed to get reply.
Comment 7 Alfons Hoogervorst 2002-08-30 04:50:55 EDT
you can send me the final patch, and i'll can push it up to Hiro.
Comment 8 Alfons Hoogervorst 2002-08-30 05:02:09 EDT
never mind: Hiro already applied it.

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