Bug 864816 - Use of "Path=$HOME" in fedora-xterm.desktop breaks starting xterm from gnome-shell
Use of "Path=$HOME" in fedora-xterm.desktop breaks starting xterm from gnome-...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xterm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-10 03:55 EDT by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2012-10-10 04:17 EDT (History)
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Description Hans de Goede 2012-10-10 03:55:57 EDT
Description of problem:
The use of "Path=$HOME" in fedora-xterm.desktop breaks starting xterm from gnome-shell, gnome-shell
says: "cannot change directory to $HOME", and does not start xterm

The use of environment variables in .desktop files is not mentioned in the spec for .desktop files anywhere:

So that this does not work is not surprising, please drop this line from the xterms desktop file
Comment 1 Miroslav Lichvar 2012-10-10 04:17:33 EDT
This change was reverted and the update was pulled from testing, please downgrade to the previous release.

I'm preparing a new update, this should fix the problem for users which got the update from the testing repository.

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