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Old 11-30-2019, 06:08 AM   #1
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[TC64] vlc desktop icon fix, until it gets fixed 2019 Nov


If you run Tinycore Linux 64 bit vlc and wonder why you have lost the desktop icon, wonder no longer.

There is a gremlin in the desktop file. Downstream maintainer must have worked on 2 packages at once and forgot which package he was updating?

He thinks it needs beaver.png as per image

There are 2 solutions
Either load squashfs-tools unpack fix and repack vlc.tcz or my lazy way

add a true file (not a sym link) to your mydata file with file editted by root so it reads.....the correct name of the png fullpathway

cat /usr/local/share/applications/vlc.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
GenericName=Media player
Comment=Read, capture, broadcast your multimedia streams
Exec=/usr/local/bin/vlc --started-from-file %U
Once file is corrected go to control panel -> backup -> tab for files included for backup and then add correct file

when Apps shows there is an update for this package, and desktop is fixed you can remove file from your backup

good luck

Last edited by aus9; 11-30-2019 at 06:13 AM.
Old 11-30-2019, 06:11 AM   #2
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oops this should have gone into Linux General not non-nix....sorry about that
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oops this should have gone into Linux General not non-nix....sorry about that
Then why don't you ask for it to be moved then ?



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