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Bug#247365: KDM should use /etc/dm/Sessions as a source for its .desktop files or ship a xfce4.desktop

'ello Chris

On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 03:15:22PM -0500, Chris Cheney wrote:
> On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 08:42:58PM +0100, Simon Huggins wrote:
> > On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 02:36:39PM -0500, Chris Cheney wrote:
> > > On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 07:10:18PM +0100, Simon Huggins wrote:
> > I'll ship it in /etc/X11/sessions instead - thanks for the
> > clarification.
> --
> Also the default setup will also read <share>/xsessions/ (which should
> be /usr/share/xsessions/ if you really wish to cooperate with KDM) where
> desktop packages can install their session files.  The directories under
> the /etc should be reserved for configuration.
> --

> The .desktop files aren't really configuration files in that there is
> nothing you need to modify in them. The part you didn't quote from the
> gdm.xml file stated that they should go into /usr/share/xsessions/.
> Which is also the directoy that Ryan Murray told me to put the files as
> well. The /etc/X11/sessions/ dir as far as I can tell is for use by
> local admins for override purposes, etc.

Hmm, though if I purge kdm and reinstall it Sessionsdirs is commented
out and by default in 4:3.2.2-1 it doesn't look there.

Uncommenting gets the desired effect.

So even if I install to /usr/share/xsessions, kdm still won't see it.

Am I completely wrong again? :)
Have I overlooked something?


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