[Xfce-bugs] [Bug 12414] org.freedesktop.FileManager1 service should be supported by Thunar

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Fri Jan 25 14:29:41 CET 2019


alexxcons <alexxcons at xfce.org> changed:

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--- Comment #12 from alexxcons <alexxcons at xfce.org> ---
One possibility would be to add "Thunar"/"Nautilus" to the name of the file ...
but that seems to be no good solution, and is not recommended by freedesktop

>From https://dbus.freedesktop.org/doc/dbus-daemon.1.html

> If a particular service is found in more than one <servicedir>, the first directory listed in the configuration file takes precedence.
> If two service files providing the same well-known bus name are found in the same directory, it is arbitrary which one will be chosen
> (this can only happen if at least one of the service files does not have the recommended name, which is its well-known bus name
> followed by ".service").

So in this case, it would be arbitrary which filemanager is called .. not very

What about just overwriting the file and dont remove it after package uninstall
( ok, this is bad if the filemanager got uninstalled )

Or the other way around : Dont overwrite, remove on package uninstall  ( could
lead to the question "why is this filemanager used, and not that?" )

The cleanest solution comming to my mind would be, to provide one dbus-1
<servicedir> per filemanager(package) installation. So the first directory
listed in the configuration file would win.

I am not a packager .. this dbus problem smells like it already must have been
solved in some way. Thunar probably is not the first package which provides
some dbus service which is provided by multiple packages. How it is done for
other dbus services which are provided by multiple packages ?

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