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[Beaver-devel] Installation directory

From: Double 12
Subject: [Beaver-devel] Installation directory
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 10:27:02 +0200
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I was editing beaver.desktop and src/Makefile a bit in order to make the Beaver icon in the menu work, then I came to this dilemma:
Which directory do we want Beaver to install by default?
/usr/local of /usr/local/share
The problem is:
If you install in /usr/local, Beaver is found by the terminal (if you type "beaver", Beaver starts), but the beaver.desktop file is not recognized by the FreeDesktop menu specifiction. So in this case Beaver isn't available in the desktop environment menu and isn't available as choice to open a MIME type as well. If you install in /usr/local/share, Beaver is recognized by the FreeDesktop menu specification, but it is not recognized by the terminal.

A possible solution may be to install in /usr/local, and then change the XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variable, so that /usr/local/applications is also checked for .desktop files.
Or a solution would be to install in /usr/share.

Double 12

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