[Bug 1639863] Re: Firefox and Thunderbird don't appear in the (new) appstream metadata

Iain Lane iain at orangesquash.org.uk
Tue Apr 7 13:20:04 UTC 2020


The appstream-generator (https://github.com/ximion/appstream-generator)
uses the 'md5sums' file present in .deb archives to retrieve the list of
contents, and this file doesn't contain information for symlinks -
that's why the icon can't be found. It does that for speed, since
reading the contents from the actual data.tar.gz/xz would require
reading the entire file and that would be too slow.

So the patch to read the symlink would be technically easy, but I don't
think it would be accepted.

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