[pkg-wine-party] Usage of zenity in cautious-launcher

Rafael Belmonte eaglescreen at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 13:59:52 UTC 2011

(CC'ing Ubuntu Wine maintainer and pkg-wine-party at lists.alioth.debian.org)
I firstly wanted this feature at personal level, wine package is a few
unattended in Debian since some time ago, Debian squeeze has still
wine 1.0, I needed wine 1.2 to run some Windows application better,
and I proceeded to install wine 1.2.2 from Ubuntu packages, then it
was when I discovered the existence of cautious-launcher, and when I
noted that I had to remove cautious-launcher bits in the wine package,
or adding cautious-launcher bits to Debian's mime-support package to
can use that Wine package in Debian. Since I liked this Ubuntu Policy,
and I totally agree with it, I thought in to incorporate it to
Debian's mime-support.
I have recently talked with Scott Ritchie, the main Ubuntu Wine
maintainer, and he had good predisposition to co-maintain Wine in
Debian (see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=479659),
I don't know if Scott Ritchie would also agree the idea of having
cautious-launcher in Debian, or if he is going to replace this with
other new (and better) stuff in a nearly time.

2011/1/3 Lorenzo De Liso <blackzldl at gmail.com>:
> Hello EagleScreen,
> Il giorno gio, 30/12/2010 alle 00.02 +0000, EagleScreen ha scritto:
>> Hello, I am now working for the "Ubuntu Backmerging Team" in Debian.
>> I want to add support for cautious-launcher in Debian's mime-support.
>> I see that cautious-launcher tries to use zenity to notify about missing
>> executable bit.
>> The problem is that in Debian, the link to URL is not working:
>> /usr/bin/zenity --error --title "Blocked: $*" --text "The file '$exe' is
>> not marked as executable.  If this was downloaded or copied from an
>> untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run.  For more details, read
>> about the <a
>> href=\"https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/ExecutableBit\">executable
>> bit</a>."
>> In the Gtk dialog opened by zenity, when I click on the URL link,
>> nothing happens in the X, and the terminal outputs this:
>> (zenity:4541): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to show
>> 'https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/ExecutableBit': Specified location is
>> not supported.
>> Please do you have any idea about why is this happening in Debian
>> testing? Can you reproduce it in Ubuntu?
> (CC'ing the Debian package maintainer)
> Why do you want to do that in Debian? Did you talk to the Debian package
> maintainer first? I don't think the Debian maintainer would accept such
> a change being applied in the Debian package. It's part of the Ubuntu
> Policy, see
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/Policies#Execute-Permission%20Bit%
> 20Required .
> Kind regards,
> Lorenzo De Liso

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