[Build-common-hackers] Bug#439717: 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)

Peter Eisentraut peter_e at gmx.net
Tue Nov 27 14:35:37 UTC 2007

Am Dienstag, 27. November 2007 schrieb Bernd Zeimetz:
> dh_desktop is what you need to use if you install a desktop file

I have installed many desktop files in my lifetime and I've never felt the 
need to run this program.  I would like to see some documentation for why 
this is needed.

> Remember, desktop files are a freedesktop.org standard  and not a gnome-only
> standard.

Sure, but "you need to run dh_desktop in every package" is not a 
freedesktop.org standard.  And we certainly won't make every package 
containing desktop files depend on a GNOME base package.  See #432851 for 
similar discussions.

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