Re: Can we install a gtk program without root privileges?
- Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 19:13:34 +0100
- From: infirit <infirit@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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  to where you have stored them. Unfortunately
the api docs make no reference to  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 .
With that you should be able to keep root out :-).
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