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Bug 270364 - app-office/openoffice: Redundant desktop entries
Summary: app-office/openoffice: Redundant desktop entries
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Lowest trivial (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Office Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-05-19 00:24 UTC by Fabio Correa
Modified: 2009-08-01 17:57 UTC (History)
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Description Fabio Correa 2009-05-19 00:24:07 UTC
Hello, keep up the great work with Gentoo and OpenOffice.

The last ebuild, openoffice-3.1.0, installs .desktop files in /usr/share/applications and /usr/lib/openoffice/share/xdg/. The former files have correct icon references, while the latter do not. As a consequence, the KDE start menu shows two entries for each OpenOffice programs, one with an icon and one without it.

My workaround is to remove the /usr/lib/openoffice/share/xdg/ directory.
Comment 1 Fabio Correa 2009-05-19 00:27:58 UTC
It is not a problem with the ebuild itself; it seems the source tree is responsible for this redundancy.
Comment 2 Andreas Proschofsky (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-05-26 21:14:55 UTC
I've just updated the OOo 3.1.0 ebuild to use the just released ooo-build patch set. This should have a fix for this problem, so it would be great if you could rebuild and see if it helps.
Comment 3 Fabio Correa 2009-05-27 13:14:15 UTC
The redundant entries only appear when I type the name of an OO application in the KDE menu's search box. However, I have not found them when browsing the menu; this problem might be some bug with KDE instead of OO.

Moreover, redundant menu entries are shown for other applications, like wpa_gui, Mozilla Firefox and other non-KDE applications, which do not install redundant .desktop files.

I come to the conclusion that the present bug is invalid for OpenOffice. I am posting it in the KDE bug system:
Comment 4 Paul de Vrieze (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-08-01 17:57:30 UTC

it seems more likely that you have a bug somewhere in your kde configuration. I don't know which kde version you use, but it might be more appropriate for you to reassign this bug to the kde team. The config problem has actually a high probability to be gentoo related.