[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 15:07:08 UTC 2007

Am Dienstag, 27. November 2007 schrieb Bernd Zeimetz:
> dh_desktop (only) takes care of adding maintainer script fragments to
> call update-desktop-database, which is needed to update the desktop-MIME
> mapping. And that's just needed if your .desktop file has a MimeType
> entry. That's what man dh_desktop days.

Curiously, MIME mappings have worked fine for everyone else so far.  Or those 
not using whatever it is you are using.

> update-desktop-database is only part of desktop-file-utils.
> Imho dh_desktop should add desktop-file-utils to misc:Depends, but
> that's not a problem of cdbs.

Well, it is.  Either dh_desktop should add desktop-file-utils to misc:Depends 
(which seems reasonable to me), in which case we create useless dependencies 
for a lot of packages, or dh_desktop is effectively useless unless there is 
some other magic that installs desktop-file-utils for everyone.

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