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Re: autoconf/automake: handling the installation of desktop files / icon
James K. Lowden
Re: autoconf/automake: handling the installation of desktop files / icons
Fri, 6 Apr 2012 16:29:44 -0400
On Fri, 06 Apr 2012 10:51:57 -0800
Christopher Howard <address@hidden> wrote:
> in Gentoo, which installs from
> source, $datadir gets changes by the package manager to a special
> games data directory, which is one which is not checked by the
> desktop menu programs, so my desktop file and icons do not appear in
> those menus.
> * is there some kind of autoconf macro which figures out where
> freedesktop .desktop files and icons should be installed and provides
> a variable?
There must be some reliable way to interrogate the environment for the
name of that "special games data directory". Perhaps a utility that
reports it, something like pkg-config. Maybe a file in a known
location e.g. /etc. Maybe even an environment variable. After all,
other packages face the same question.
Once you know how to discover the directory name, you can set another
variable, not $datadir, to that location. If the operation fails
(because it's not Gentoo) you can set your variable to the value of
Would that do the trick?