Home page logo

nmap-dev logo Nmap Development mailing list archives

Re: Desktop file for Zenmap?
From: "DePriest, Jason R." <jrdepriest () gmail com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 01:17:53 -0500

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 4:34 PM, Fyodor <> wrote:
I noticed a patch on the Debian bug tracker which provides .desktop
files for Zenmap.  It includes one for normal execution, and one which
runs Zenmap as root (though it uses some sort of su-to-root command
which may be Debian specific).  You can find the bug report and the
followup patch here:


So the questions are:

o Does anyone know how what OS distributions are likely to benefit
 from these .desktop files?  Do the vast majority of current Linux
 distributions support them?  Is the main benefit to having such
 files that Zenmap would appear on the Application menu, and maybe as
 a desktop icon?

o Should the Nmap installer include a Zenmap .desktop file on UNIX systems?

o If so, what should we do about running as root?  Make two icons, as
 in this example?

o What do people think of the .desktop files That David posted in the
 bug tracker?  Any changes we should make?


I'm pretty sure that GNOME uses .desktop files regardless of what
flavor of *nix it is on.

I know I also had them when I was running IceWM but I was using GNOME
pieces with it.  I can't be sure if they were part of IceWM or part of
the GNOME bits being used in IceWM.


Sent through the nmap-dev mailing list
Archived at http://SecLists.Org

  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]