desktop-file-utils - Utilities for .desktop files

Property Value
Distribution Debian Sid
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename desktop-file-utils_0.23-4_i386.deb
Package name desktop-file-utils
Package version 0.23
Package release 4
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category admin::configuring devel interface::commandline interface::graphical interface::x11 role::program scope::utility suite::gnome uitoolkit::gtk use::checking use::configuring x11::application
License -
Maintainer Debian maintainers <>
Download size 83.27 KB
Installed size 255.00 KB


Package Version Architecture Repository
desktop-file-utils_0.23-4_amd64.deb 0.23 amd64 Debian Main
desktop-file-utils - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.28.0


Type URL
Binary Package desktop-file-utils_0.23-4_i386.deb
Source Package desktop-file-utils

Install Howto

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




2018-10-08 - Jeremy Bicha <>
desktop-file-utils (0.23-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload
* Add add-font-as-valid-media-type.patch:
- Fix update-desktop-error with gnome-font-viewer 3.28 (LP: #1768271)
2018-04-01 - Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <>
desktop-file-utils (0.23-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/rules:
- No need to set compression to xz, that's the default nowadays.
- Let debhelper pass --disable-silent-rules.
* Move repository to salsa.
* Set Maintainer to the team. Thanks Ross for all your work.
* Bump debhelper compat to 11.
- autoreconf is enabled by default now.
* Remove old workaround for aclocal failing without an m4/ dir.
* Add myself to Uploaders.
2017-07-09 - Loïc Minier <>
desktop-file-utils (0.23-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Register trigger with -noawait to ease upgrades; note that dpkg
version is sufficient in oldstable (>= 1.16.1)
* Bump Standards-Version to 4.0.0
* Drop myself from Uploaders
2016-07-03 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
desktop-file-utils (0.23-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release [June 2016].
* Modernised Vcs-Git URLs.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.8.
* rules: build with full hardening.
* Do not install bash-completion (already provided by "bash-completion").
* Install upstream NEWS and README files.
2013-09-01 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
desktop-file-utils (0.22-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release [August 2013].
2013-05-13 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
desktop-file-utils (0.21-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release [October 2012] (Closes: #671600).
* Multi-Arch: foreign (Closes: #694845).
* Watch file update (Closes: #690279).
* Source and binary package compression to xz.
* Added Homepage.
* Standards to current 3.9.4
* debhelper to version 9.
* copyright to copyright-format 1.0; updated contributor's list.
* autotools-dev --> dh-autoreconf.
* Increased build log verbosity.
* lintian-overrides for hardening false-positives.
* Added myself to Uploaders (Closes: #700917).
* Added VCS links to pkg-freedesktop repository.
2012-06-28 - Ondřej Surý <>
desktop-file-utils (0.20-0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
+ Remove myself from uploaders
* Imported Upstream version 0.20
* Remove patch unity-is-registered as it was merged upstream

See Also

Package Description
desktop-profiles_1.4.30_all.deb framework for setting up desktop profiles
desktopfolder_1.0.10-1_i386.deb Organize your desktop with panels, notes and photos
desktopnova-module-gnome_0.8.1-1.1_i386.deb GNOME module for DesktopNova
desktopnova-module-xfce_0.8.1-1.1_i386.deb Xfce module for DesktopNova
desktopnova-tray_0.8.1-1.1_i386.deb tray icon for DesktopNova
desktopnova_0.8.1-1.1_i386.deb utility that changes the wallpaper automatically
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desproxy_0.1.0~pre3-10_i386.deb tunnel TCP traffic through a HTTP proxy
detachtty_11.0.0-2_i386.deb Utility to connect to detached interactive programs
detox_1.3.0-4_i386.deb replace problematic characters in filenames
deutex_5.1.2-1_i386.deb composition tool for doom-style WAD files
devede_4.8.0-1_all.deb simple application to create Video DVDs
develock-el_0.47-3_all.deb additional font-lock keywords for the developers on Emacs
developers-reference-de_3.4.25_all.deb guidelines and information for Debian developers, in German
developers-reference-fr_3.4.25_all.deb guidelines and information for Debian developers, in French