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Re: Guix and desktop files

From: Alex Kost
Subject: Re: Guix and desktop files
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:34:07 +0300
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address@hidden (2018-08-11 19:46 +0000) wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I am using Kubuntu 18.04 and I recently installed Guix as a secondary package
> manager. I'm still feeling my way around and I have been wondering whether
> the desktop files provided by some applications can be integrated with the
> desktop environment.
> When I install an application through apt a desktop file is placed in
>     /usr/share/applications
> and the application shows up in my Application menu. Guix has an analogue to
> this under
>       ~/.guix-profile/share/applications/
> and it contains Gimp at the moment, but I have no idea how to hook this
> directory up to the menu. Is there an environment variable like there is for
> $PATH?

Probably XDG_DATA_DIRS, although it should be set appropriately if you
source your ~/.guix-profile/etc/profile


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