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Re: desktop-file-install problem



On Sat, 2006-06-03 at 22:38 +0100, Paul wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> It looks like monodevelop is finally almost ready for acceptance, but
> I've hit a problem which can be gotten around, but I'm not happy with
> it.
> 
> I have in the spec file the following
> 
> desktop-file-install --vendor fedora \
>         --dir %{buildroot}%{_datadir}/applications \
>         --add-category X-Fedora \
>         %{SOURCE1}
> 
> where Source1 is monodevelop.desktop
> 
> When it builds, both the fedora-monodevelop.desktop and
> monodevelop.desktop are installed into
> %{buildroot}%{_datadir}/applications which is wrong - only the
> fedora-monodevelop one should be there.
> 
> If I add --delete-original after the vendor, the build breaks as it can
> no longer find monodevelop.desktop.
> 
> To get around this, after the file install, I just have a line
> 
> rm -f %{buildroot}%{_datadir}/applications/monodevelop.desktop
> 
> and all is happy in the world.
> 
> Have I found a problem with desktop-file-install or am I simply not
> doing things correctly?

Why not just do the desktop-file-install *after* the "make install" or
equivalent?

Paul.


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