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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Jul 25 22:07:37 UTC 2013

On jeu., 2013-07-25 at 22:18 +0100, Mark Hymers wrote:
> 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
> symlink:
> 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

Currently we do something like that for XDG_CONFIG_DIRS for theming
support in desktop-base using

Feel free to do a proof of concept for xfce4-session and XDG_DATA_DIRS
using Xsession.d, so we can investigate the effects.

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