Common gotchas upgrading from 4.0 -> 4.2

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Wed Nov 3 16:44:32 CET 2004

Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 03:36:29PM +0100, Benedikt Meurer wrote:
>>Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
>>>Hey all,
>>>I think it would be good if we could collect a list of common problems that
>>>people may encounter when upgrading from 4.0 to 4.2. Some sort of Upgrading
>>>- Base dir spec. Some distribution apparently set XDG_*_DIRS. If that does 
>>> include the Xfce prefix, none of the modules will find their 
>>> configuration.
>>I worked around the problem in the installer, by processing the 
>>startxfce4 file with the following commands, Brian already suggested to 
>>put it in the upstream version. What do you think?
> [ ... good stuff ;-) ... ]
> Yes, that can't do any harm, can it?


> I still feel a little uncomfortable to depend on the correct setting of an
> external variable for proper operation. Adding our system install locations at
> the end of the resource lookup function seems to me a safe way to guarantee
> proper operation, without interfering with the possibilities for people to
> customize their setup (any other XDG_*_DIRS will be searched first).

Ok, too often requested now, I give up. :-) So everybody is ok with this 
change to libxfce4util?


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