Notifications emitted by a snap with local files or desktop files use wrong namespace

Bug #1802483 reported by Marco Trevisan (Treviño) on 2018-11-09
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libnotify (Ubuntu)
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)

Bug Description

As can be tested using this example snap:

Basically the icons are referenced using absolute paths in snap environment, while they should be readapted so that they depend on $SNAP location.

As we do with appindicators and libunity emblems.


[ Impact ]

Icons sonuds and desktop files referenced by a snapped app using notifications aren't exposed to the desktop in absolute paths

[ Test case ]

Build the test snap:
  git clone
  snapcraft prime
  snap try prime

Check that icons are shown when launching:

Running them with G_MESSAGES_DEBUG=all should provide translation logging

[ Regression potential ]

Normal applications that are run with a SNAP environment variable set, might use wrong paths for files or desktop file

Libnotify fix for xenial

Fix for bionic (and cosmic)

description: updated

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tags: added: patch
Changed in libnotify (Ubuntu Xenial):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in libnotify (Ubuntu Bionic):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Iain Lane (laney) on 2019-03-12
no longer affects: libnotify (Ubuntu Xenial)
no longer affects: libnotify (Ubuntu Bionic)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The changes got reviews on and some work is needed so unsubscribing sponsors for now, please subscribe them back once you get the upstream reviewers agreeing

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