[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#446329: Bug#446329: xfce4-terminal: Should conflict with Terminal.app

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Fri Oct 12 06:50:49 UTC 2007

On ven, 2007-10-12 at 08:25 +0200, Mario Iseli wrote:
> I'm just playing around with several Desktop environments... I installed XFCE4
> and tried to install xfce4-terminal, however, it conflicts with Termina.app (the
> GNUstep Terminal application):
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/xfce4-terminal_0.2.6-4_i386.deb (
> --unpack):
>  trying to overwrite `/usr/share/applications/Terminal.desktop', which is also i
>  n package terminal.app
>  Errors were encountered while processing:
>   /var/cache/apt/archives/xfce4-terminal_0.2.6-4_i386.deb
>   E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> You should either Conflict with the package or maybe call the file
> "xfce-Terminal.desktop", anyway, Grkan (the Terminal.app) maintainer has been
> CCed, would be nice if you could find a solution together. :)

Yeah, we would have the same problem when first trying to package it
because the original name is "Terminal". We renamed it xfce4-terminal
because Terminal isn't a good name anyway.

I guess we could rename our Terminal.desktop to something like
xfce4-terminal. And maybe we should do it independantly of terminal.app
(read: terminal.app should do it too) because a Terminal.desktop isn't
really a good name, really too generic.

I'll ask pkg-xfce team their opinion but I'm not clearly against this

Yves-Alexis Perez

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