Bug 71932 - Consistent ordering for update-desktop-database
Summary: Consistent ordering for update-desktop-database
Status: RESOLVED MOVED
Alias: None
Product: desktop-file-utils
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Hans Petter Jansson
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Reported: 2013-11-23 01:18 UTC by sworddragon2
Modified: 2018-11-12 15:15 UTC (History)
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Description sworddragon2 2013-11-23 01:18:43 UTC
I'm using desktop-file-utils 0.22 and the manpage for update-desktop-database contains the following:

"The order of the desktop files found for a MIME type is not significant.  Therefore, an external mechanism must be used to determine what is the preferred desktop file for a MIME type."


It is not unlikely that an application will use the first desktop entry in the mime database if a related entry in [Default Applications] is not set. In the worst case this means 2 systems with the same desktop files could generate different cached mime database which could result in different default desktop entries used for some applications. Maybe it would be useful if a sorting here is guaranteed. A simple sorting by filename or something else should not hurt.
Comment 1 Vincent Untz 2015-09-18 09:50:44 UTC
Sorry for the noise, reassigning to new maintainer.
Comment 2 GitLab Migration User 2018-11-12 15:15:15 UTC
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