xdg-desktop-menu creates ~/.gnome/apps/

Bug #1548866 reported by John Drinkwater on 2016-02-23
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This bug affects 2 people
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xdg-utils (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Discovered this while working on a DRM-free release of an unannounced game port to Linux.

Mojosetup calls xdg-desktop-menu to populate the system menu, but this tool does a splatter-shot approach to getting the desktop entries installed and creates with `mkdir -p` ~/.gnome/apps/ whether the user uses that now very old Gnome 2 location or not.

Currently $XDG_DATA_HOME/applications/ is used by most|some DEs. I have no idea how the KDE side of this behaves.

There is a dormant upstream bug report with a patch attached here https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=90775

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xdg-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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