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Bug 1357610 - gnome-tweak-tool reports error but doesn't give much more detail
Summary: gnome-tweak-tool reports error but doesn't give much more detail
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-tweak-tool
Version: 24
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mohamed El Morabity
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-07-18 15:55 UTC by Jeff Needle
Modified: 2017-08-08 15:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-08-08 15:40:45 UTC

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Description Jeff Needle 2016-07-18 15:55:38 UTC
Description of problem:
I had an autostart file in ~/.config/autostart that had an error (argument provided after TryExec).  When bring up gnome-tweak-tool it reported:

WARNING : Error loading desktopfile: /home/jneedle/.config/autostart/terminator-primary.desktop

More information about the error would have been very helpful toward debugging.  Even the line number causing the error would have helped.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fire up gnome-tweak-tool, go to Startup Applications, and add an application (I was using terminator), then exit.
2. Head to ~/.config/autostart and edit your new file, find the TryExec line and add a frivolous argument at the end.
3. Fire up gnome-tweak-tool again and watch it taunt you with "Error loading desktopfile"

Actual results:
WARNING : Error loading desktopfile: /home/jneedle/.config/autostart/terminator-primary.desktop

Expected results:
WARNING : Error loading desktopfile: /home/jneedle/.config/autostart/terminator-primary.desktop (some moron added garbage to the TryExec line at line 152) 
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Additional info:
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