Bug#860385: gnome-software: Multiple chromium marked as installed, desktop entry not recognized

Édouard WILLISSECK edouard.willisseck at gmail.com
Sat Apr 15 15:58:40 UTC 2017

Package: gnome-software
Version: 3.22.5-1
Severity: normal

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I recently removed Firefox to put Chromium and found out a bug. I don't have an
menu entry for chromium.

I checked and the "chromium.desktop" is correct and placed in

I have the following log when installing chromium through "apt" :

"As  failed to rescan: Failed to parse /usr/share/applications/chromium.desktop
file: cannot process file of type application/x-desktop"

I then tried to uninstall it with "apt" to get it directly from "gnome-
software". It installed but I still don't have a menu entry.

Moreover, when I go back to "gnome-software" I see 3 entry for chromium. One
not being installed, and two being installed.

However if I try to install the one that wasn't installed it give me the
following error :

"E: Could not find the repository"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.utf8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gnome-software depends on:
ii  appstream                                    0.10.6-2
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.26.0-2+b1
ii  gnome-software-common                        3.22.5-1
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                    3.22.0-1
ii  libappstream-glib8                           0.6.8-1
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.22.0-1
ii  libc6                                        2.24-9
ii  libcairo-gobject2                            1.14.8-1
ii  libcairo2                                    1.14.8-1
ii  libenchant1c2a                               1.6.0-11+b1
ii  libfwupd1                                    0.7.4-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.36.5-2
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.50.3-2
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-12                        3.22.2-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.22.11-1
ii  libgtkspell3-3-0                             3.0.9-1
ii  libgudev-1.0-0                               230-3
ii  libjson-glib-1.0-0                           1.2.6-1
ii  libpackagekit-glib2-18                       1.1.5-2
ii  libpango-1.0-0                               1.40.4-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0                          1.40.4-1
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0                        0.105-17
ii  libsecret-1-0                                0.18.5-3.1
ii  libsoup2.4-1                                 2.56.0-2
ii  libsqlite3-0                                 3.16.2-3
ii  packagekit                                   1.1.5-2
ii  software-properties-gtk            

gnome-software recommends no packages.

Versions of packages gnome-software suggests:
pn  fwupd                          <none>
pn  gnome-software-plugin-flatpak  <none>
pn  gnome-software-plugin-limba    <none>

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