[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#717875: Allow system-wide default application configuration

Mark Hymers mhy at debian.org
Thu Jul 25 21:18:15 UTC 2013

Package: xfce4-session
Version: 4.10.1-1
Severity: wishlist


Would you please consider adding a hook script to Xsession.d in the
style of /etc/X11/Xsession.d/55gnome-session_gnomerc from gnome-session?

This adds /usr/share/gnome to XDG_DATA_DIRS which, along with this
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 Apr 10 13:16 /usr/share/gnome/applications/defaults.list -> /etc/gnome/defaults.list

allows for sysadmins to perform system-wide configuration of default
applications without having to edit files in /usr/share/applications or
/usr/local/share/applications (as these are the only paths which
seem to be in XDG_DATA_DIRS in XFCE at the moment.

Something similar involving /usr/share/xfce4 would be very helpful.

I'm willing to prepare and test a patch if you agree with the general



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