Default paths in Base Directory Specification
tal00r at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Sep 16 00:07:13 EEST 2004
On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 09:55:59AM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Thomas Leonard wrote:
> > that's distributed as a binary. What exactly is the problem with setting
> > XDG_DATA_DIRS on boot?
> I am just curious: what other programs *require* that an environment
> variable be defined?
All of them will require PATH to be set if they're installed under
/usr/pkg, otherwise users can't even start them (easily), and they
certainly won't be able to find sub-programs.
I suggest setting XDG_DATA_DIRS the same place PATH is set.
Thomas Leonard http://rox.sourceforge.net
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