On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 3:21 PM, Shawn Sörbom wrote:

> I have run into a few projects lately that don't include .desktop files but
> should. my usual approach to handle this is to write a patch with quilt that
> writes a .desktop file to the project's root directory, then add a
> corresponding line to the debian/[package].install file. I know this approach
> works, but is it the "right" way? Does it matter?

It would be better to send upstream a patch to include the .desktop
file in their source tree and install it using their build system. If
they refuse to accept that then I would put the desktop file in
debian/ and add it to debian/install.

-- 
bye,
pabs

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