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Re: Guix and $XDG_DATA_DIRS

From: Luther Thompson
Subject: Re: Guix and $XDG_DATA_DIRS
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:58:56 -0400

On Thu, 11 Apr 2019 19:06:03 +0200
HiPhish <address@hidden> wrote:

> From what I understand, Guix should set all the necessary environment 
> variables by modifying the file $GUIX_PROFILE/etc/profile, which I
> then need to source in my .profile file. Here are its contents:
> export
> PATH="${GUIX_PROFILE:-/gnu/store/83b17pr7rdyng48443iqn0f1z18dkpzk-
> profile}/bin${PATH:+:}$PATH" export
> 83b17pr7rdyng48443iqn0f1z18dkpzk-profile}/share/guile/site/2.2$
> 83b17pr7rdyng48443iqn0f1z18dkpzk-profile}/lib/guile/2.2/site-ccache$
> As you can see, $XDG_DATA_DIRS is not being modified. I have added
> the following line to my .profile file:
> Now all the applications do show up in my menu after a reboot. Is
> this an oversight or am I supposed to set that variable myself? And
> if it is the latter, where is the best place to set that variable so
> it picks it up when I install a new application without rebooting?

On my system ~/.guix-profile/etc/profile has all the important
environment variables, including XDG_DATA_DIRS. When I run `guix
package --search-paths=prefix`, I see a list of the same variables.
What do you see when you run that command?


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