[Build-common-hackers] Bug#439717: cdbs: run dh_desktop if there's a debian/package.desktop file

Peter Eisentraut peter_e at gmx.net
Sun Aug 26 22:13:35 UTC 2007

Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> Imho the manpage documents it pretty well, there's not much to
> document about it. As the manpage describs it, the developer has to
> take care of installing the file, so I guess that's not a problem
> cdbs needs to take care of. JoeyH can probably tell you more.

Well, what the script actually does it add a call 
to "update-desktop-database -q" to postinst and postrm.  This program 
doesn't exist on my machine, and I run a fairly bloated desktop.  It 
looks like it comes from the package desktop-file-utils, which has a 
total of 9 reverse dependencies in the archive.  It also doesn't 
contain a man page or any other documentation about that program.  So 
that leads me to believe that whatever that program does can't be so 
terribly important.

In reference to your original issue, the fact that there is a 
debian/package.desktop file is unrelated to dh_desktop anyway, because 
dh_desktop acts on installed files, not on files in the debian/ 

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