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Re: Can we install a gtk program without root privileges?

Op 12/01/2016 om 04:49 PM schreef Stefan Salewski:
> My Nim editor https://github.com/ngtk3/NEd can be launced from the
> directory with the binary by typing
> ./ned file.nim
> For testing that is fine. But to make it work from an arbitrary
> directory something like
> # And for making gsettings available system wide one method is, as root
> # https://developer.gnome.org/gio/stable/glib-compile-schemas.html
> # echo $XDG_DATA_DIRS
> # /usr/share/gnome:/usr/local/share:/usr/share:/usr/share/gdm
> # cd /usr/local/share/glib-2.0/schemas
> # cp org.gtk.ned.gschema.xml .
> # glib-compile-schemas .
> #
> # as root
> cp nimdark1.xml /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles/
> cp nim.lang /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/language-specs/
> is necessary as described in the doc. That is fine for myself, but I
> can understand that other people fear to damage their system when doing
> root actions.

For GSettings you can keep them local (but do compile) and export
GSETTINGS_SCHEMA_DIR [1] to where you have stored them. Unfortunately
the api docs make no reference to [1] so very few will actually find it.

For the language definition you can copy them to
|~/.local/share/gtksourceview-3.0/language-specs/| and it should get
picked up automatically, see [2].

With that you should be able to keep root out :-).


[1] https://developer.gnome.org/gio/stable/running-gio-apps.html
[2] https://developer.gnome.org/gtksourceview/stable/lang-reference.html

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