Problems installing Xfce to a custom location
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
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?
More information about the Xfce4-dev