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Re: "update-desktop-database" seems to not work anymore.
Cesar Strauss wrote:
> Claude Sylvain wrote:
>> - Just to report that "update-desktop-database" seems to not work
>> correctly on Cygwin 1.7.1.
> update-desktop-database.exe seems to be affected by a bug in Cygwin's
> Libtool: Generated manifests need execute permission
> When compiling update-desktop-database.exe, libtool first creates a
> wrapper executable with the same name, for internal purposes. To defeat
> UAC, it also creates a manifest file. Unfortunately, it fails to set the
> execute bit, so the wrapper is non-functional. As a result, the libtool
> wrapper ends up being installed and packaged, instead of the real program.
> For a detailed description and test case, see the post referenced above.
>> - This problem make installation to fail when doing "make install"
>> on some projects; like "geda-gaf" project.
> Coincidentally, it was the very project that lead me to investigate the
>> - The workaround I used to get rid of that problem is to replace the
>> call to "update-desktop-database" by something like "ls" in the
>> "Makefile" created by the autotools.
> Just use ./configure --disable-update-xdg-database
Thank you for your advice. Your workaround is far much better than mine.
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