macOS xdg-desktop-icon

Jim Douglas jimdouglas at
Mon Oct 15 17:51:13 UTC 2018

Is anyone else testing Icedtea-Web on macOS? In my testing, it doesn’t install a desktop icon because it apparently assumes that the Linux-centric xdg-desktop-icon utility is installed, but that utility does not seem to work with macOS.

> On Sep 11, 2018, at 2:08 PM, Jim Douglas <jimdouglas at> wrote:
> This doesn’t seem to be fatal, but it probably shouldn’t assume that xdg-desktop-icon exists in macOS:
> You are trying to get resource http://localhost:8888/favicon.ico <http://localhost:8888/favicon.ico> but it is not in cache and could not be downloaded. Attempting to continue, but you may expect failure
> Cannot run program "xdg-desktop-icon": error=2, No such file or directory
> 	at java.base/java.lang.ProcessBuilder.start(
> 	at java.base/java.lang.ProcessBuilder.start(
> 	at java.desktop/net.sourceforge.jnlp.util.XDesktopEntry.installDesktopLauncher(
> 	at java.desktop/net.sourceforge.jnlp.util.XDesktopEntry.createDesktopShortcuts(
> 	at java.desktop/net.sourceforge.jnlp.runtime.ApplicationInstance.addMenuAndDesktopEntries(
> 	at java.desktop/net.sourceforge.jnlp.runtime.ApplicationInstance.initialize(
> 	at java.desktop/net.sourceforge.jnlp.Launcher.launchApplication(
> 	at java.desktop/net.sourceforge.jnlp.Launcher$
> Caused by: error=2, No such file or directory
> 	at java.base/java.lang.ProcessImpl.forkAndExec(Native Method)
> 	at java.base/java.lang.ProcessImpl.<init>(
> 	at java.base/java.lang.ProcessImpl.start(
> 	at java.base/java.lang.ProcessBuilder.start(
> 	... 7 more

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