Bug report #13485

QGIS desktop launcher does not work in master

Added by Goyo D about 7 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System:Ubuntu Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:21530


Ubuntu Vivid, qgis master from debian-nightly. The qgis.desktop file (attached) wants to execute /usr/share/qgis:

Exec=/usr/bin/qgis %F

But this won't work:

[email protected]:~$ ls /usr/bin/qgis
bash: /usr/bin/qgis: No existe el archivo o el directorio
[email protected]:~$

(translation: The file or directory does not exist)

Actually there's no /usr/bin/qgis, there's a qgis.bin instead:

[email protected]:~$ ls /usr/bin/qgis*
[email protected]:~$

Synaptic reports that /usr/bin/qgis has been installed though (I guess I can get the same piece of information from dpkg or apt-get but I am not familiar with the syntax). I would say this is a packaging issue but I can't find a category for that. Priority could be low --the program works, as long as you execute the right binary or blocker --the average Joebuntu could be unable to launch the program.

Might be related to #13310 (the diversion thing). There's also a similar issue with the standalone browser.

qgis.desktop - Desktop launcher (2.81 KB) Goyo D, 2015-10-01 11:29 AM

Related issues

Duplicated by QGIS Application - Bug report #13599: Bug in debian qgis.desktop Closed 2015-10-14
Duplicates QGIS Application - Bug report #13310: nightly build packages failing to install with grass error Closed 2015-09-01


#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

try e263e9e or above.

#2 Updated by Goyo D about 7 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

Fixed. Thanks, Jürgen.

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