chromium-browser.desktop uses absolute path

Bug #1008741 reported by Michael Nagel on 2012-06-04
6
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
chromium-browser (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

in /usr/share/applications/chromium-browser.desktop
we have
Exec=/usr/bin/chromium-browser %U

this does not seem to be standard, gnome and kde applications do not put absolute paths there:
/usr/share/applications/kde4/konsole.desktop
Exec=konsole

/usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop
Exec=gnome-terminal

The chromium way is inferior imho, because it does not allow to put a "chromium-browser" in my private bin directory ($HOME/bin/) to override the default launcher. This is useful e.g. to add additional command line switches, ...

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: chromium-browser 18.0.1025.151~r130497-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.39-generic 3.2.16
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Jun 4 23:18:26 2012
Desktop-Session:
 DESKTOP_SESSION = ubuntu
 XDG_CONFIG_DIRS = /etc/xdg/xdg-ubuntu:/etc/xdg
 XDG_DATA_DIRS = /usr/share/ubuntu:/usr/share/gnome:/usr/local/share/:/usr/share/
Env:
 MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH = None
 LD_LIBRARY_PATH = None
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20111129.1)
SourcePackage: chromium-browser
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
chromium-default: CHROMIUM_FLAGS=""

Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as Triaged and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Saikrishna Arcot (saiarcot895) wrote :

This bug has been fixed.

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers