[vlc-devel] [PATCH] (minor) remove absolute linux path

okgomdjgbmoij okgomdjgbmoij at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 18:09:20 CET 2018

On 11/18/18 4:34 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le sunnuntaina 18. marraskuuta 2018, 16.09.05 EET okgomdjgbmoij a écrit :
>> remove absolute linux path
>> This simply removes the absolute linux path from the vlc.desktop file.
>> All other applications don't use an absolute path. It's actually useful,
>> to not have a hardcoded path.
> Is it?

I don't know if it's really all, but i tried a bit and found just one, 
and that one because its binary was not in $PATH.
Examples of apps that don't have an absolute path, firefox, libreoffice, 
thunderbird, mpv, chromium, dosbox, transmission.... and many other less 
popular ones.

There's probably a standard somewhere...

Yes it's useful, you can write a wrapper script that masks the binary...
Probably an other reason they do this, is that users can copy these 
files. Then if the path changes their menus continue working.

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