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Bug#254951: Reproducing bug #254951

On August 7, 2004 06:15 pm, Josh Metzler wrote:
> On Saturday 07 August 2004 02:30 pm, Andrew G. Luyt wrote:
> > I have encountered this bug as well, and it seems only to affect
> > non-KDE applications.  Reproducing the problem:
> >
> > Right click on the panel to bring up the context menu.  Select
> > Add->Application Button->Debian->Apps->Net->Gaim (any non-KDE
> > application will have the same problem)
> > Right click on the newly-created button to bring up its context menu
> > and select Properties.
> > Click the icon, select a new one and click OK
> > The error message will be
> > "Could not save properties. You do not have sufficient access to write
> > to /var/lib/menu-xdg/applications/menu-xdg/gaim.desktop"
> >
> > Other symptoms: chmod a+w
> > /var/lib/menu-xdg/applications/menu-xdg/*.desktop fixes the problem
> > temporarily, but the permissions are usually reset after an apt-get
> > update && apt-get upgrade and the problem reappears.
> >
> > Platform:
> > Debian Unstable i386 (updated August 7, 2004)
> > Kernel 2.6.7-1-k7
> > libc6 2.3.2.ds1-15
> > kicker 3.2.3-1
> I don't know what the correct behavior is here - should kicker make a copy
> of the files and edit the copy? (If so, this is a kicker bug) or should
> changes be made to the system wide file, in which case the menu-xdg package
> should set looser permissions?

It appears as though kicker should copy the file and edit it.  
The one successful icon change I made to a non-KDE application 
(Mozilla Firefox) has a corresponding .desktop file in
where the Icon=someIconName line is modified.  The only other
files in this directory are .desktop files for KDE applications
whose icons I have changed.

However, when I manually copied the gaim.desktop file into
the .kde directory as above and then changed the Icon=
line, the icon for Gaim did not change.  This behaviour seems to be
the same for most non-KDE applications, and the only one I have
found so far that I can change the icon for is Mozilla Firefox, which
incidentally shows up in KDE's Internet menu automatically.


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