[Debian-olpc-devel] Bug#584721: sugar-session-0.88: GDM 2.30 balks on .desktop files without comments

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun Jun 6 01:15:23 UTC 2010

Hi Luke,

On Sat, Jun 05, 2010 at 08:43:09PM -0400, Luke Faraone wrote:
>In Ubuntu, GDM 2.30 crashes when it encounters a .desktop file without 
>a 'Comment=' line. I believe this is an upstream behavior, so it will 
>cause problems with that version hits unstable. I have attached a patch 
>which adds a comment line to the Sugar .desktop file so that I do not 
>have to introduce an Ubuntu delta.

Thanks for sharing!

You are quite welcome to commit the change yourself: We are a team here, 
and you do have write access to the packaging, right?

Remember to check if relevant to apply same/similar change to the other 
branches too.  If so, just be lazy and close this same bugreport at all 
branches (instead of the more correct of forking the bugreport and 
closing separately).

>+Comment=Desktop enviornment first designed for the OLPC XO-1, written for use by children.

There's a typo in "environment".

Also, I suggest to use a shorter text, e.g. this one (based on first 
line of long descriptions of most Sugar packages):

Comment=Graphical user interface aimed at children.

Kind regards,

  - Jonas

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