syntax error in desktop file

Bug #1871797 reported by Laurent Bonnaud
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xscreensaver (Debian)
Fix Released
xscreensaver (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


when I install this package, I get the following error message:

Could not parse file "/usr/share/applications/screensavers/glitchpeg.desktop": Key file contains line ?several times a second. After a while, finds a new image to corrupt. Written by Jamie Zawinski; 2018.? which is not a key-value pair, group, or comment

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 20.04
Package: xscreensaver-data-extra 5.42+dfsg1-1ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 5.6.3-050603-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu25
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: KDE
Date: Thu Apr 9 10:37:19 2020
SourcePackage: xscreensaver
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Laurent Bonnaud (laurent-bonnaud) wrote :
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Bill McGonigle (bill-launchpad-net) wrote :

not a proper source patch, but shows the line that needs fixing to stop complaints under apt.

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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "remove spurious newline" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xscreensaver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in xscreensaver (Debian):
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in xscreensaver (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Committed
Changed in xscreensaver (Debian):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: groovy hirsute
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Bayu Aditya H. (bayuah) wrote :

So, when the fix applied to the release? This is more than 4 months since the fix available.

I remember, maybe a month ago, I manually edit "/usr/share/applications/screensavers/glitchpeg.desktop" to remove the newline, but for some reason, the file is overwritten to the old one that broken, probably during "apt upgrade".

$ ls --full-time /usr/share/applications/screensavers/glitchpeg.desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 389 2019-01-28 04:40:05.000000000 +0700 /usr/share/applications/screensavers/glitchpeg.desktop

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