Ticket #796 (new defect)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Standard way to install GS menu icon on Linux systems

Reported by: ak19 Owned by: nobody
Priority: moderate Milestone: Possible 2.88 Release
Component: Installation Severity: major
Keywords: Cc:


xdg-utils appears to work on various window/desktop managers (gnome, kde, lxde?) of various linux distributions (ubuntu,centos,fedora?).

xdg-utils includes:

(1) xdg-open which will use the default app to launch a file of a particular file extension. This means it is useful as the default Linxu command for GLI's file assocations. Currently, the CentOS here doesn't recognise the xdg-open command, because it's not installed.

(2) xdg-utils will allow Greenstone to install menu items/icons on desktops on various Linux desktop managers.


Xdg-utils consists of the following installation related tools:

*xdg-desktop-menu, install desktop menu items

  • xdg-desktop-icon, install icons to the desktop

The idea is to include xdg-utils with Greenstone and run its operation to create menu/desktop icons as an ant target during installation of GS core.

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by ak19

  • component changed from Greenstone2&3 to Installation
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