Bug 20462 - xdg-desktop-menu Fails Without desktop-directories Folder.
Summary: xdg-desktop-menu Fails Without desktop-directories Folder.
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Portland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: xdg-utils (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Portland Bugs
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Reported: 2009-03-04 08:23 UTC by Pat Suwalski
Modified: 2009-03-04 08:23 UTC (History)
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Description Pat Suwalski 2009-03-04 08:23:34 UTC
I am in the process of making a fairly minimalistic XFCE-based distribution. We use Thunar as the file manager, and one of the packages we would like to put on the system uses xdg-desktop-menu to install its ".desktop" file.

However, the file is never placed in /usr/share/applications, because the xdg-desktop-menu script errors out:

  "No writable system menu directory found."

The issue is we don't have anything that installs a /usr/share/desktop-directories directory. Creating one causes the script to run properly and install the ".desktop" file in /usr/share/applications. However, the desktop-directories directory still remains empty.

The bug is that I can't see any reason why xdg-desktop-menu should error out when /usr/share/desktop-directories does not exist. It installs the ".desktop" file in /usr/share/applications anyway.

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