The desktop-file-utils package contains command line utilities for working with desktop entries. These utilities are used by GNOME-2 and other applications to manipulate the MIME-types application databases and help adhere to the desktop entries standards specification.
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Install desktop-file-utils by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
Now, as the root user:
The default location for the MIME-types application database is /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache. If you are going to install, or have already installed, a desktop environment such as GNOME or KDE in a prefix other than /usr, you'll need to update the XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variable so that additional MIME-types application databases are properly maintained. Add the following to the system-wide or personal profile:
XDG_DATA_DIRS=$XDG_DATA_DIRS:$GNOME_PREFIX/share export XDG_DATA_DIRS
XDG_DATA_DIRS=$XDG_DATA_DIRS:$KDE_PREFIX/share export XDG_DATA_DIRS
If you're installing both GNOME and KDE:
XDG_DATA_DIRS=$XDG_DATA_DIRS:$GNOME_PREFIX/share:$KDE_PREFIX/share export XDG_DATA_DIRS
is used to install a new, or modify an existing desktop file entry. It is also used to rebuild or modify the MIME-types application database.
is used to verify the integrity of a desktop file.
is used to update the MIME-types application database.
Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600