[Pkg-e-devel] Bug#571932: Bug#571932: e17: duplicates icons for apps in multiple categories

Albin Tonnerre lutin at debian.org
Sun Apr 11 13:46:39 UTC 2010

On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 21:24 +0800, Paul Wise wrote :
> You forgot to CC me, please read this:
> http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#followup

Sorry for this.

> On Sun, 2010-03-14 at 19:52 +0100, Albin Tonnerre wrote:
> > A similar bug was reported some time ago on the pkg-fso-maint mailing list. It
> > was related to having multiple links for this application in ~/.e/e/appshadow.
> I consider that implementation a bug in itself, GNOME does it in a much
> more sane way, it doesn't need any symlinks to display desktop files, it
> just uses the files in /usr/share/applications.

I never said I thought the implementation was sane. FWIW, e17 *does* use the
files from /usr/share/applications. For some reason, however, illume has another
mecanism on top of it.

> > Could you check if this is the case for you? If so, removing one the links
> > should make the duplicate icon disappear instantly. However, it will probably
> > come back on next restart. I'll try to see if I can reproduce it, and ask
> > upstream.
> That is the case for me:
> root at booph:~# ll ~/.e/e/appshadow | grep neon
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 36 Apr 11 21:20 0004.desktop -> /usr/share/applications/neon.desktop
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 36 Apr 11 21:20 0015.desktop -> /usr/share/applications/neon.desktop
> I confirm that removing one of them fixes the issue and restarting E17
> causes the second link to show up again.
> I note that during startup, all the links disappear and are recreated. 

Thanks. I'll try to find some time to have a closer look at it.

Albin Tonnerre
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