xdg-utils - desktop integration utilities from freedesktop.org

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name xdg-utils
Package version 1.1.0~rc1+git20111210
Package release 6+deb7u3
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 301 B
Download size 80.57 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
xdg-utils contains utilities for integrating applications with the
desktop environment, regardless of which desktop environment is used.
They are part of freedesktop.org's Portland project.
The following utilities are included:
* xdg-desktop-menu - Install desktop menu items
* xdg-desktop-icon - Install icons on the user's desktop
* xdg-icon-resource - Install icon resources
* xdg-mime - Gather MIME information about a file
* xdg-open - Open a URL in the user's preferred application that
handles the respective URL or file type
* xdg-email - Open the user's preferred email client, potentially with
subject and other info filled in
* xdg-screensaver - Enable, disable, or suspend the screensaver
* xdg-settings - get various settings (default web browser) from
the desktop environment


Package Version Architecture Repository
xdg-utils_1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6+deb7u4_all.deb 1.1.0~rc1+git20111210 all Debian Security Updates Main
xdg-utils_1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6+deb7u4_all.deb 1.1.0~rc1+git20111210 all Debian Security Updates Main
xdg-utils_1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6+deb7u3_all.deb 1.1.0~rc1+git20111210 all Debian Main
xdg-utils - - -


Type URL
Binary Package xdg-utils_1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6+deb7u3_all.deb
Source Package xdg-utils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install xdg-utils deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install xdg-utils




2015-02-22 - Michael Gilbert <mgilbert@debian.org>
xdg-utils (1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6+deb7u3) stable-security; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload by the Security Team.
* Fix CVE-2015-1877: command injection vulnerability in xdg-open due to
not really local variables in dash (closes: #777722).
2015-01-18 - Michael Gilbert <mgilbert@debian.org>
xdg-utils (1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6+deb7u2) stable-security; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload by the security team.
* Fix command injection vulnerability in xdg-open (closes: #773085).
2014-08-11 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <carnil@debian.org>
xdg-utils (1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6+deb7u1) wheezy; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add fix-bashism-use-of-echo.patch patch.
Instead of using echo -e in xdg-email use directly /bin/echo. Fixes
bashism use of echo and fixes opening of composer window in Thunderbird.
(Closes: #685078, #691182)
2012-02-11 - Per Olofsson <pelle@debian.org>
xdg-utils (1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix regression in patch xdg-open-escape-sed.diff. Because of
insufficient quoting, files with spaces could not be opened in
generic mode. Thanks to Jesse Hathaway for noticing this.
2012-01-15 - Per Olofsson <pelle@debian.org>
xdg-utils (1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Add patch xdg-open-escape-sed.diff: Escape the sed replacement string
in xdg-open when replacing command arguments for the generic
method. Fixes issue with the '&' character in URLs.
Thanks to Cyril Soldani. Closes: #654863.
* Bump debhelper compat level to v8.
* Add patch no-X.diff: Make xdg-open and xdg-email work without an X
display. Closes: #654306.
* Modify xdg-email-mutt-detect.diff so that it only tries to run mutt
inside a terminal window if running under X.
2011-12-29 - Per Olofsson <pelle@debian.org>
xdg-utils (1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Use 'set -e' in the for loops in debian/rules.
* Only fallback on mutt if MAILER is not set and not running under a
DE. Thanks to Jindřich Makovička. Closes: #653578.
2011-12-20 - Per Olofsson <pelle@debian.org>
xdg-utils (1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Medium urgency due to RC bugfix.
* Build-depend on w3m, needed by xmlto to generate text output.
Closes: #652781.
* Run make with the C.UTF-8 locale to get correct characters in
* Also preserve scripts/README during builds.
2011-12-14 - Per Olofsson <pelle@debian.org>
xdg-utils (1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix debian/rules so that all scripts are really built from source.
Closes: #652066.
* Add patch xdg-open-spaces.diff: Single-double-quote argument to eval
so that filenames with spaces can be opened. Closes: #652067.
* Avoid .PHONY in debian/rules.
2011-12-12 - Per Olofsson <pelle@debian.org>
xdg-utils (1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream git snapshot b961235b197647d6649ef3d48d7cc2cecafe3d47.
* Drop patches applied upstream:
- xdg-mime-follow-symlinks.diff
- x-www-browser.diff
- xdg-mime-generic-use-mimetype.diff
- bashisms.diff
- xdg-screensaver-check-gnome.diff
* Modify patches to make changes to scripts/xdg-*.in, instead of the
generated scripts.
* Also check for ~/.mutt/muttrc when deciding whether to use mutt as
MUA or not. Thanks to martin f krafft. Closes: #648733.
* Build scripts/xdg-* from *.in files.
* Build-depend on xmlto and awk, as they are needed when building the
* Also build the manual pages.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2. No changes.

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