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bug#30228: desktop files embedding full path

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#30228: desktop files embedding full path
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:58:51 +0100
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Efraim Flashner <address@hidden> skribis:

> the owncloud-client package includes an option to add a .desktop entry
> to $HOME/.configure/autostart/, which allows it to autostart when you
> log in to your desktop environment. Because the full path of the binary
> is in the .desktop file, it will always start THAT copy of
> owncloud-client, even if it is garbage collected.

I think you shouldn’t copy manually the .desktop file to
~/.configure/autostart, precisely because of that.

Instead this should be done via in indirect GC root (as in “guix build
-r the-root owncloud-client”) or, ideally, by having it GuixSD-managed.



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