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Apport interprets packages that ship multiple desktop files as system applications

Reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2012-04-05
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Apport
Medium
Unassigned
apport (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

apport 2.0-0ubuntu4, nautilus 1:3.4.0-0ubuntu1, Ubuntu Pangolin

1. Trigger a bug in Nautilus.

What happens: "Sorry, Ubuntu has an experienced an internal error."

What should happen: "The application Nautilus has closed unexpectedly."

See also bug 968157, the same problem with LibreOffice; bug 984823, the same problem with System Settings; and bug 964696, the opposite problem with Unity 2D.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :
description: updated
Bob Bib (bobbib) on 2012-05-21
tags: added: precise
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: classification
Evan Dandrea (ev) on 2012-11-01
tags: added: whoopsie-daisy
Evan Dandrea (ev) wrote :

This is because the nautilus ships multiple desktop files. The apport/fileutils.py:find_package_desktopfile function returns None in this case, which we interpet as a system application. We should find a better solution.

Changed in apport:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
summary: - Nautilus error inappropriately shown as "internal error"
+ Apport interprets packages that ship multiple desktop files as system
+ applications
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