Problems installing Xfce to a custom location

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Mon Jan 26 22:14:30 CET 2009

Am Mon, 26 Jan 2009 22:05:14 +0100
schrieb Jannis Pohlmann <jannis at>:

> Hey guys,
> 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?

Ok, this was wrong. All it needs is to add the 'export' statement to
the definitions of those variables. That seems to work fine.

  - Jannis
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