[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#439269: Bug#439269: xfce4 doesn't run console applications from its menu

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Fri Nov 2 13:27:37 UTC 2007

reassign #439269 xfdesktop4

On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 07:12:38PM +0000, Philippe wrote:
> Package: xfce4
> Severity: normal
> For example when I launch aptitude in the desktop menu from 
> Applications->Outils systeme->Aptitude (Apps->System tools->
> Aptitude in English,I believe) I get a terminal with the path
> of aptitude: /usr/bin and nothing else and it's the same thing
> with other console apps except reportbug ;).
> I noticed there's no problem with fluxbox for example.
> I use xfce4-terminal.

In fact the problem is that, if the command given is the complete path, 
xfdesktop fails to run console applications.

A workaround would be to hack our script generating the Debian menu from the
Debian menu files to strip the complete path.

Stay tuned, I'll check that, and maybe report upstream.

Yves-Alexis Perez

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