/usr/share/applications weird error on koji

Colin Walters walters at verbum.org
Wed Mar 21 15:51:25 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-03-20 at 19:10 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:

> The usual way to make this selectable is with a parameter for the
> package's configure script, something like --disable-desktop-update .
> These days, it seems like very few packages need this any more. I don't
> know if upstreams have just stopped doing update-desktop-database at
> install time, or if they mostly somehow dynamically detect whether to do
> this or not.

The best way is to test in the Makefile(.am) for $(DESTDIR), and skip
the call if it's set.

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