Problems installing Xfce to a custom location
jannis at xfce.org
Mon Jan 26 22:05:14 CET 2009
I just played with the installer again and installed
Xfce to /home/local/. Now even though we added environment variables
for glade to xinitrc, nothing really works. I know it's a setup that we
should not really encourage but still, maybe we can get it to work.
There are three problems (still counting):
1. On some (maybe on a lot of) systems, startxfce4 does not run our
xinitrc script. As a result, the glade variables are not set and
all the settings dialogs don't work. Shouldn't we set these
variables in startxfce4 then?
2. startxfce4 doesn't adjust PATH although it would make sense to add
to it so that it finds the rest of Xfce if everything is installed
to a custom location.
3. D-Bus doesn't know about the xfconfd binary if it's installed to a
custom location. Is there a way for users to tell D-Bus where it
is without the need of root permissions?
I'd be happy to get these things sorted out (if that's possible at all)
because I remember that part of the early popularity of Xfce 4.4 was
due to the installers and those are usually run as normal users.
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