trying to understand XDG - a plea for help

David Faure dfaure at
Tue Mar 8 01:17:55 EET 2005

On Monday 07 March 2005 23:20, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> - right click on a file with *.myextension
> - choose "Open with... -> Other"
> - choose /usr/local/bin/my_binary
> - set "Remember application association for this type of file".

Funny - we debugged this at Linux Expo on debian (which has a very similar menu 
system as Mandrake I think), and it turned out to be a setup problem - I forgot the
details, but something was quite inconsistent with the global and local paths, and I
had to suspect a bad patch. Loic, do you remember the details?

It could be that Mandrake is affected the same way.

Mike wrote:
> I think it's a KDE bug. You can do that in GNOME.
You can do that in the "out of the box" KDE, too. The bug is only due to
the wrong directory setup.

David Faure, faure at, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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