Bug report #10329

OpenSuse 13.1 LXDE Application launcher menu corrupted by QGIS2 .desktop file

Added by Andy Burnham almost 10 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Assignee:Otto Dassau
Affected QGIS version:2.2.0 Regression?:No
Operating System:Linux Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:up/downstream
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:18752


Hello, I installed QGIS2 from the OpenSuse 13.1 Geo repository. The application works fine but in doing this it wiped / corrupted half my LXDE app launcher menu. (LXDE is a lightweight alternative to KDE / Gnome)

I now only have Accessories, Development, Education, Games, Graphics, Run and then Logout at the bottom.

QGIS has been added to the app launcher menu in Graphics but it's at the bottom and all the graphics apps after Q are missing. This would suggest that something QGIS has added is upsetting the menu launcher parser

I traced this to the qgis2.desktop file which is created like this
cat /usr/share/applications/qgis2.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Name=QGIS 2.2
GenericName=Geographic Information System

I found that if I delete the line Type=Application and save it then all the launcher menu options come back again and all is fine.

I don't get this problem in KDE or XFCE. The above .desktop file looks correct to me and I believe Type=Application is an allowable option so I don't know why lxpanel doesn't like this.

I think this may be a bug in their lxpanel so I've reported it there

but I've recorded it here in case anyone else sees the problem

Many Thanks


#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 9 years ago

  • Assignee set to Otto Dassau

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 9 years ago

  • Category set to Build/Install

#3 Updated by Pavlos Katsonis almost 9 years ago

I confirm that this bug exists in LXDE Desktop of openSUSE 13.2, too. The menu is not corrupted for the other desktops (E17).

#4 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 7 years ago

  • Resolution set to up/downstream
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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