trying to understand XDG - a plea for help

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at
Tue Mar 8 00:14:31 EET 2005

Waldo Bastian wrote:
> On Monday 07 March 2005 22:32, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>>Waldo Bastian wrote:
>>>The menu spec does not cover file type associations, I suggest you file a
>>>bugreport with your distribution. There is no reason why this shouldn't
>>yeah I did, and the response was that it's because of a switch to XDG.
>>so no XDG-related component has anything to do with (lost) file
>>associations (especially in KDE 3.3.2, where this bug occurs)?
>>I want to be sure in "continuing" this bug-report.
> There are several bugreports filed on KDE about this, see:
> It may very well be that this problem is indeed caused by the switch to XDG 
> menus, but it's not an inherent feature of XDG menus, it most likely means 
> that your distribution sets the paths for the XDG menus in the wrong order: 
> In that case the system settings override the settings made by the user 
> instead of the other way around.
> Unfortunately you do not mention which distribution you use.

It's Mandrake Cooker, so it's a development version, and hopefully it'll 
be fixed before releasing a "stable".

I'll report your suggestions.


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