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Old 01-16-2007, 10:18 PM   #1
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adding shortcut menu from spec file

Hi All,

I am writing spec file for my java application.
I want to create shortcut menu from my spec file. I have used desktop-file-install command but i am gettting the following error:
not enough data to guess encoding!

Please can any body tell me where i am doing wrong???

Here is my spec file for reference.

Summary: Test
Name: AddtGRE
Version: 1.0
Release: 0.1
Source0: gre.tar.gz
License: navayuga
BuildRoot: /var/tmp/%{name}-buildroot
Group : Navayuga
Prefix : /usr/share

This is test file

%setup -c -q

cp -a ./ $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/

cat > GRE.desktop << EOF
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT/GRE/GRE -data gre_ws -vmargs -Dcom.amdosoft.oct.ruleeditor.oct_ip_address= -Dcom.amdosoft.oct.ruleeditor.oct_session_id=LITESESSIONID -cp $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/GRE/startup.jar org.eclipse.core.launcher.Main -application com.amdosoft.oct.ruleeditor.ui.ruleeditor.application

desktop-file-install --vendor amdosoft --dir=/usr/share/applications --add-category X-Red-Hat-Extra --add-category Application --add-category Development GRE.desktop



* Wed Jan 17 2007 sdd
- created the test spec file

Thanks in Advance
Old 01-17-2007, 06:12 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ, hope you like it here.

A few remarks. Your .spec file has values that are, as far as I know, bogus: License, Group. Some valid licensenames you can retrieve with `rpm -qa --qf="%{license}\n"|sort|uniq` or check your RPM / distro docs. For valid groupnames see /usr/share/doc/rpm-%{version}-%{release}/GROUPS or check your distro's docs. It won't stop the build I think but you should not distribute the .spec or RPM this way. Besides that your %files section seems a bit sparsely populated.

If you want to install the desktop file as part of the installation process you should, as far as I know, use a %post clause for it (and a %preun clause for removing it) and change the "here document" location "$RPM_BUILD_ROOT/GRE/GRE" (which expands to /var/tmp/AddtGRE-buildroot/GRE/GRE) to read "/usr/share/GRE" since that's the location the commands will be executed in when installed.

Next think of installing the desktop file as a separate action which you don't need to build an RPM for to test it. Just executing the here doc and install line should show what's the problem. I find that if you remove the "bogus UTF-8 line" it will install and *add* the UTF line all by itself. In closing saving the debug output of building the RPM (tee) and looking at the temp files it leaves on a b0rken build should show clues so use them to your advantage.
Old 01-18-2007, 05:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.
Yes i have changed the location to /usr/share.

and i have succeeded in installing it as desktop-file also.The problem was in line " Terminal = false " I have given some spaces after false and it is taking that spaces also as value for the key Terminal .. when i removed the extra spaces ,the creation of rpm was successful.

Thank you very much..


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