[Mageia-dev] background and theme path

Olivier Blin mageia at blino.org
Wed Jan 19 20:16:59 CET 2011

Ahmad Samir <ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com> writes:

>>>> 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
> gnome-screensaver uses /usr/share/backgrounds.
> I think /usr/share/wallpapers is the best one.

Actually, /usr/share/backgrounds seems pretty good, since
gnome-control-center uses this directory by default
I'll use this one temporarily.

Olivier Blin - blino

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