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Re: Continuing the work on the recipes related to GNU Ring

From: Adonay Felipe Nogueira
Subject: Re: Continuing the work on the recipes related to GNU Ring
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:42:49 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

More good news!

It turns out that the XDG_DATA_DIRS bug is due to foreign distributions
using some Xsession.d scripts that do tests to check if that variable is
empty, and if it does exist, then they do nothing. This causes the
system to simply not set XDG_DATA_DIRS to useful values for foreign
distributions, thus leaving the user with a never-ending log-in loop.

So what must the user do?

1. Test without setting XDG_DATA_DIRS, and take note of its value.

2. Set XDG_DATA_DIRS as Guix tells you to, however, replace the
following part:


With the following:

:[Value that you took note of, without this surrounding braces.]

Now back on topic: Setting XDG_DATA_DIRS makes all problems related to
having to start Ring daemon and client separatedly go away for the
average user, this means that:

Set that variable, and now you can simply run Ring directly.

The other points I raised earlier are still valid (like: need for testing,
improvement, sending patches upstream, wrong dring placement).

Respectfully, Adonay.
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