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[Bug 965294] New: LO 5.1.x installs two sets of appdata files
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  • Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:20:37 +0000
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Bug ID: 965294
Summary: LO 5.1.x installs two sets of appdata files
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE Tumbleweed
Version: 2015*
Hardware: Other
OS: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: LibreOffice
Assignee: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Reporter: dimstar@xxxxxxxxxxxx
QA Contact: qa-bugs@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

Since the upgrade to LO 5.1, there are now two sets of Appdata files installed.

The results in zypper being confused about some applications, e.g:

zypper verify
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

The following 5 applications are going to be REMOVED:
"LibreOffice Base" "LibreOffice Calc" "LibreOffice Draw" "LibreOffice
Impress" "LibreOffice Writer"

The problem boils down to (on the example of libreoffice-writer, the others are

rpm -ql libreoffice-writer | grep appdata

Where /usr/share/appdata/libreoffice-writer.appdata.xml specifies to belong to
an app with a .desktop file called <id>libreoffice-writer.desktop</id>

This .desktop file does not exist in our package - hence the 'application' was
filtered out from the AppStream metadata (invalid info found)

There are various solutions:

a) use only the upstream provided appdata.xml file and .desktop file (which I
think would be the cleanest solution from a packaging PoV)
b) use only the downstream provided appdata.xml file and the renamed desktop

In any case: the files have to be aligned

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