[Mageia-dev] background and theme path

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 14:06:33 CET 2011

On 19 January 2011 15:02, Olivier Blin <mageia at blino.org> wrote:
> Remy CLOUARD <shikamaru at mandriva.org> writes:
>> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 01:06:49PM +0100, Olivier Blin wrote:
>>> I'd like to move away from the hardcoded backgrounds location for
>>> themes, and put them in a distro-neutral path
>>> (was /usr/share/mdk/backgrounds/ in Mandriva)
>>> Most Gnome backgrounds appear to be located in
>>> /usr/share/pixmaps/backgrounds/ (some are in /usr/share/backgrounds/)
>>> Is everyone ok to have our backgrounds in
>>> /usr/share/pixmaps/backgrounds/<theme name>/ and the distro default as
>>> /usr/share/pixmaps/backgrounds/default.jpg ?
>> Well, I’d say it would be better if it were also desktop-neutral.
>> AFAIK, there is one freedesktop specification for icons [1], but not for
>> wallpapers, it would be nice to raise this subject on fd.o ml.
> We can raise the subject there, but we should have a fast short-term
> decision for Mageia as well, this is blocking for packages import.
> So that would be either /usr/share/pixmaps/backgrounds, /usr/share/wallpapers,
> or /usr/share/backgrounds
> Any idea about how other distros are handling this?
>> I don’t know which package owns /usr/share/pixmaps/backgrounds/, but
>> apparently it’s not desktop-common-data. I would rather not having to
>> install gnome packages/kde packages for that.
> No packages owns it yet.
> $ LC_ALL=C rpm -qf /usr/share/pixmaps/backgrounds/
> file /usr/share/pixmaps/backgrounds is not owned by any package
> --
> Olivier Blin - blino

gnome-screensaver uses /usr/share/backgrounds.

I think /usr/share/wallpapers is the best one.

Ahmad Samir

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