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Re: .desktop files of GNOME apps and path to these applications

On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 02:46:22PM +0200, Vincent Zweije wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 01:14:25PM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> ||  The .desktop file distributed with the evince package
> ||  (/usr/share/applications/evince.desktop) contains:
> ||
> ||    Exec=evince %U
> ||
> ||  meaning that the user's $PATH is taken into account. In general,
> ||  taking $PATH into account is recommended, but IMHO, this should
> ||  not be the case here, because of the following points (related
> ||  to each other):
> ||
> ||  1. This .desktop file is a file associated with /usr/bin/evince
> ||     (distributed in the same package...).
> NFS-mounted /home could be used on multiple computers, where the same
> (compatible) evince is installed at different locations.
This is especially true in the case of an environment with multiple
Linux distros (or even with other operating systems, now that Solaris
ships with GNOME).



Roberto C. Sánchez

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