Problems installing Xfce to a custom location

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Mon Jan 26 22:52:17 CET 2009

Jannis Pohlmann wrote:

>   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?

We already talked about this in the previous discussion on this issue 
and quasi-decided not to care.

>   2. startxfce4 doesn't adjust PATH although it would make sense to add
>      something like
>        PATH="$PATH:$(basename $0)"
>      to it so that it finds the rest of Xfce if everything is installed
>      to a custom location.

I hesitate to mess with PATH... but if we do I'd say go all the way and 
*prepend* Xfce's prefix.

>   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?

No idea.  Read the dbus docs ^_~.  Maybe it uses XDG_DATA_HOME for 
finding .service files?


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