Bug 249109 - KDE sets XDG_CONFIG_DIRS to desktop environment specific directory
Summary: KDE sets XDG_CONFIG_DIRS to desktop environment specific directory
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kde-settings   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-07-20 22:16 UTC by Lei Zhang
Modified: 2008-07-26 05:57 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 4.0-23.fc9
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Last Closed: 2008-05-17 22:21:38 UTC
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Description Lei Zhang 2007-07-20 22:16:38 UTC
Description of problem:

I'm trying to add a menu item for a third party software to both the Gnome and
KDE menu using xdg-desktop-menu. Normally, xdg-desktop-menu creates .menu files
and put them in /etc/xdg/menus/applications-merged, and the new menu items get
picked up by both KDE and GNOME. With KDE on F7, /etc/kde/env/env.sh sets
XDG_CONFIG_DIRS to /etc/kde/xdg:/etc/xdg, causing xdg-desktop-menu to create the
.menu files in /etc/kde/menus/applications-merged, a location GNOME does not
know about.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a copy of xdg-utils from http://portland.freedesktop.org/xdg-utils-1.0/
xdg-utils is the package that contains xdg-desktop-menu
2. Login to a KDE session, XDG_CONFIG_DIRS should be set to /etc/kde/xdg:/etc/xdg.
3. Create a file called bar.directory with the following content:
[Desktop Entry]
4. Create a file called foo.desktop with the following content:
5. run /path/to/xdg-desktop-menu install --novendor bar.directory foo.desktop

Actual results:

In KDE, the top level menu contains a folder called Bar which has  a menu item
called Foo. In Gnome, there is no Bar folder, and Foo is in the Others folder.

Expected results:

The top level menu in both KDE and Gnome should contain a folder called Bar
which has  a menu item called Foo.

Additional info:

/etc/kde/env/env.sh should not set $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS, it default to /etc/xdg
which I believe is the correct location. Having a desktop envioronment specific
$XDG_CONFIG_DIRS seems to defeat the whole point of XDG.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 13:37:11 UTC
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Comment 2 Lei Zhang 2008-05-16 17:43:22 UTC
Fedora 9 has the same issue, updating version field.

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2008-05-16 17:57:06 UTC
Doh, now that XDG_MENU_PREFIX works as advertised, we can likely drop 

Any objections?

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2008-05-16 17:58:52 UTC
fyi, in /etc/kde/env/env.sh is in:
pre F-9: kdebase
F-9+: kde-settings

Comment 5 Kevin Kofler 2008-05-16 18:03:02 UTC
What is this setting for? There's nothing in /etc/kde/xdg here, except an 
empty /etc/kde/xdg/menus owned by kde-filesystem. I believe this is obsolete 
and can be removed. We use XDG_MENU_PREFIX for this purpose (using a different 
menu in KDE than GNOME) now.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2008-05-16 18:25:33 UTC
kde-settings-4.0-23.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2008-05-17 22:21:35 UTC
kde-settings-4.0-23.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2008-07-26 05:57:26 UTC
kde-settings-4.0-23.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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