Bug 21213 - [alacarte] Unable to enter a command with spaces
Summary: [alacarte] Unable to enter a command with spaces
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: 6
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: QA Team
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: MGA5TOO MGA5-64-OK MGA5-32-OK
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-07-09 18:34 CEST by xxxx xxxx
Modified: 2017-07-26 17:49 CEST (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: alacarte-3.11.91-4.1.mga5
Status comment:


Description xxxx xxxx 2017-07-09 18:34:11 CEST

When you want to add an application in the menu with alacarte, if you put spaces in the line "Command" it's impossible to press OK.

This bug seems to be fixed in other distros :


Currently the solution is to put a false command without spaces and create the shortcut. Then edit the file in "/home/"username"/.local/share/applications/" and write the good command.
Comment 1 Jani Välimaa 2017-07-09 19:04:35 CEST
Pushed new release [1] for mga5 to core/updates_testing with a patch from upstream to fix the issue. Please test.

[1] alacarte-3.11.91-4.2.mga5
Comment 2 xxxx xxxx 2017-07-12 18:17:57 CEST
Just tested. The bug is fixed.
Comment 3 Rémi Verschelde 2017-07-13 08:09:17 CEST
What architecture did you test on?
Comment 4 xxxx xxxx 2017-07-13 19:58:56 CEST
Arch. x86_64
Comment 5 Herman Viaene 2017-07-17 13:40:36 CEST
MGA5-32 on Asus A6000VM Xfce
No installation issues
Launching alacarte from CLU shows no particular problem. I could add an item with command "gksu caja", no problem.
Comment 6 Lewis Smith 2017-07-20 11:54:02 CEST
Validating; but @Jani it needs an advisory please. I can invent one if your Comment 1 has the right SRC RPM version.
Comment 7 Rémi Verschelde 2017-07-24 11:51:37 CEST
From what I can see both Cauldron and Mageia 6 have the same alacarte version as Mageia 5, but without the patch. So I think we might need an update candidate for Mageia 6 too before validating this one. The Mageia 5 tests stay valid though.
Comment 8 Jani Välimaa 2017-07-26 17:37:55 CEST
Fixed for cauldron and mga6 [1] also.

[1] alacarte-3.11.91-7.1.mga6 in core/updates_testing
Comment 9 Rémi Verschelde 2017-07-26 17:49:31 CEST

Updated alacarte package fixes parsing of commands with spaces

  alacarte 3.11.91 has a bug that prevent entering commands with spaces when
  add a new application to the menu. This update backports an upstream patch
  to fix it.

{S,}RPMs in core/updates_testing:



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