4.6 installer: glade files installed to global prefix
jannis at xfce.org
Tue Jan 20 03:54:16 CET 2009
Am Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:36:03 -0800
schrieb "Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 at cornell.edu>:
> Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> > Am Sun, 18 Jan 2009 09:59:08 +0100
> > schrieb Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>:
> >> On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 04:35:49 +0100, Jannis Pohlmann
> >> <jannis at xfce.org> wrote:
> >> G'Morning,
> >>> I just played with the installer a bit and created the necessary
> >>> files to create an installer for 4.6. I did a test run, installing
> >>> to /home/jannis/local as a normal user and I ran into a problem
> >>> with the gladeui files. I don't have the log at hand right now,
> >>> but I know that the build scripts tried to install stuff from
> >>> libxfcegui4/glade/ into the gladeui prefix (/usr/share/glade3 or
> >>> something).
> >>> So, for the installer this is a bit problematic. A lot of people
> >>> will try to run the installer as a normal user and if they happen
> >>> to have libgladeui they will run into this problem. Any ideas how
> >>> to fix that?
> >> I use the following ./configure options to build my Xfce
> >> in /home/enrico/apps/xfce-svn:
> >> for libxfcegui4:
> >> --with-libglade-module-path=$prefix/libglade/2.0/
> >> for xfce-utils:
> >> --with-xsession-prefix=$prefix
> >> $prefix is:
> >> prefix="/home/enrico/apps/xfce-svn"
> >> And to get the libxfce4gui stuff working when running, you need to
> >> make the LIBGLADE_MODULE_PATH public, the following is a snippet
> >> from my ~/.bashrc:
> >> # for libxfcegui4
> >> export
> >> LIBGLADE_MODULE_PATH=/home/enrico/apps/xfce-svn/libglade/2.0/:
> >> $LIBGLADE_MODULE_PATH
> > It looks like this affects both, the gladeui as well as the normal
> > glade stuff. Bad. I guess the installer won't work unless we find a
> > platform-independent way to define $LIBGLADE_MODULE_PATH somewhere.
> > .bashrc is not really an option because not everyone uses bash. We
> > *could* add a 'gladedir' variable to libxfcegui4-1.0.pc and use
> > export LIBGLADE_MODULE_PATH="$LIBGLADE_MODULE_PATH \
> > `pkg-config --variable=gladedir libxfcegui4-1.0.pc`"
> > in startxfce4 or the xinitrc script to define it. Any other ideas?
> Yeah, xinitrc is the place for this. Be sure to hard-code the
> *result* of running that pkg-config command, not the command
> itself... no need to shell out again, and I don't want to assume
> pkg-config is available at runtime (tho in practice it should be).
> Also should do something like this instead:
> if test "x$LIBGLADE_MODULE_PATH" = "x"; then
Does that really matter? If it does, I can add it.
> I also wonder if we should test to make sure that
> $xfce_libglade_path != $default_libglade_path, and if not, then don't
> set the env var. But I guess it doesn't matter.
Yeah, probably not.
> We should also do this for GLADE_MODULE_PATH -- less critical since
> it's only for developers, but it doesn't hurt to be complete.
Done, and I also did it for GLADE_CATALOG_PATH and GLADE_PIXMAP_PATH.
> Actually, if we do all this, then we might want to consider
> defaulting the libglade/glade modules paths to $libdir rather than
> libglade/glade's $libdir.
Yes, I second this. It also is the final piece to make the installer
> But in that case I'd want to move this env
> var setting to startxfce4, since people with custom xinitrc files
> will miss this change and have broken dialogs.
You know better than I do where it belongs. Up to you.
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