[pkg-wine-party] Bug#858242: libwine: winemenubuilder creates .desktop files with invalid WINEPREFIX

Jens Reyer jre.winesim at gmail.com
Sun Oct 29 20:04:42 UTC 2017

On 10/29/2017 08:43 PM, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> However I'm still absolutely clueless and ask for help to solve this
>> issue at its root:
>> I see the check for the wineprefix starting with a "/" (slash, no
>> quotation marks) in libs/wine/config.c[1], which is indeed the only
>> place in the code which has the mentioned warning.  But I assume (I'm
>> not a C coder) that the quotation marks are not relevant here.
> I am not the greatest C programmer, but they seem very relevant, since
> in the generated .desktop files the first character is a quotation mark
> rather than a slash.

I was just thinking that the quotation mark is not part of the actual

You might restore the
~/.local/share/applications/wine-extension-pdf.desktop from post #1 and
try to reproduce the issue.  Then edit the file and remove the quotation
marks, and check again.
If this solves the issue we definitely should talk to upstream.

> 2. https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/231092/firefox-tries-to-open-tex-files-with-wined-notepad

The general topic there is about the unneeded extension associations,
which we have removed in Debian in the meantime.
Our specific issue for "not an absolute path" is observed there by an
Arch Linux user, so it seems the issue is indeed not Debian specific.


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