desktop-file-utils - Utilities for .desktop files

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main i386
Package filename desktop-file-utils_0.23-1ubuntu3_i386.deb
Package name desktop-file-utils
Package version 0.23
Package release 1ubuntu3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category devel
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 49.41 KB
Installed size 217.00 KB
Some utilities to make dealing with .desktop files easier:
* update-desktop-database -- update the desktop-MIME mapping
* desktop-file-validate -- validate a desktop file
* desktop-file-install -- install a desktop file, munging en route.


Package Version Architecture Repository
desktop-file-utils_0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2_amd64.deb 0.23 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
desktop-file-utils_0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2_i386.deb 0.23 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
desktop-file-utils_0.23-1ubuntu3_amd64.deb 0.23 amd64 Ubuntu Main
desktop-file-utils - - -


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


Type URL
Binary Package desktop-file-utils_0.23-1ubuntu3_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




2017-06-01 - Sebastien Bacher <>
desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3) artful; urgency=medium
[ Will Cooke ]
* debian/defaults.list: Updated defaults for text/xml to use gedit 
instead of Firefox. Fixes LP: #1693316
2017-02-20 - Robert Ancell <>
desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu2) zesty; urgency=medium
* debian/defaults.list:
- Use GNOME Software as default snap: URL handler (LP: #1666100)
2016-08-10 - Sebastien Bacher <>
desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu1) yakkety; urgency=medium
* Resynchronize on Debian, remaining changes:
* debian/defaults.list, debian/desktop-file-utils.install,
- install the defaults handlers list
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
devhelp-common_3.28.1-1_all.deb Common files for devhelp and its library
devhelp_3.28.1-1_i386.deb GNOME developers help program
device-tree-compiler_1.4.5-3_i386.deb Device Tree Compiler for Flat Device Trees
devio_1.2-1.2_i386.deb correctly read (or write) a region of a block device
devscripts_2.17.12ubuntu1_i386.deb scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer easier
dh-autoreconf_17_all.deb debhelper add-on to call autoreconf and clean up after the build
dh-di_8_all.deb Debhelper addon for debian-installer
dh-exec_0.23build1_i386.deb Scripts to help with executable debhelper files
dh-golang_1.34_all.deb debhelper add-on for packaging software written in Go (golang)
dh-make_2.201701_all.deb tool that converts source archives into Debian package source
dh-python_3.20180325ubuntu2_all.deb Debian helper tools for packaging Python libraries and applications
dh-strip-nondeterminism_0.040-1.1~build1_all.deb file non-deterministic information stripper — Debhelper add-on
dict-foldoc_20170105-1_all.deb FOLDOC dictionary database
dict-gcide_0.48.4_all.deb Comprehensive English Dictionary
dict-jargon_4.4.7-3_all.deb dict package for The Jargon Lexicon