[Build-common-hackers] Bug#439717: closed by Peter Eisentraut <peter_e at gmx.net> (Re: Bug#439717: cdbs: run dh_desktop if there's a debian/package.desktop file)
bernd at bzed.de
Tue Nov 27 13:00:12 UTC 2007
retitle 439717 run dh_desktop if needed
> This feature request is semantically incorrect in my mind.
Then fix the semantics instead of closing it with a useless reason please.
dh_desktop is what you need to use if you install a desktop file
(currently only if it contains Mime-types, but dh_desktop takes care of
The better check (instead of looking for a debian/package.desktop file)
would be to look into debian/packagename/usr/share/applications
to see if there's a desktop file, and run dh_desktop then.
At the moment dh_desktop is only called by the gnome class, but that's
nothing you want to include by default.
The proper way would be to check if running dh_desktop is needed for
every package. Remember, desktop files are a freedesktop.org standard
and not a gnome-only standard.
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