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Old 10-24-2013, 08:09 PM   #16
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So how the heck does xdg-open start firefox? And how can I change that? Can I make it obey ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list? Setting $KDE_FULL_SESSION seems to do the trick, but is that a clean solution in the absence of KDE? I don't want anyone else to get confused by assuming that KDE is running.
Of course, one only needs to open the bash script and read the source to find out that "firefox" is hard-coded into xdg-open to be the first browser to try. As a design decision, this is just wrong on too many levels... Just the fact that it is a total mockery of the query mechanism is too much already.
 
Old 11-26-2013, 02:59 PM   #17
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Hi,

While struggling with understanding of the weird xdg-open concepts I stumbled upon this post.
I actually started to think if there is any mandatory need of having the xdg-utils installed on my machine?
Will removing it cause some dependency problems? I noticed it is part of most major distributions these days.
But is it really a necessity?

thanks

H.
 
Old 11-26-2013, 07:05 PM   #18
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Hi,

While struggling with understanding of the weird xdg-open concepts I stumbled upon this post.
I actually started to think if there is any mandatory need of having the xdg-utils installed on my machine?
Will removing it cause some dependency problems? I noticed it is part of most major distributions these days.
But is it really a necessity?

thanks

H.
Do what I do. I have five backups of all data that I want to keep. Never attempt this without good backups of data. Then, do a fresh install, while specifying not to install certain packages. If a package you left out is needed by something you normally use, you will know fairly quickly. Of course, if it's only needed by something you don't use you won't detect that unless you stumble onto it later on. That is why I never ask a question about a particular piece of software unless I've a full Slackware install to use as a base. This even includes building a SlackBuilds package. I've found that when playing around it is rather easy to forget what I've done, so after playtime I do a fresh, full install. Maybe not the best manner to learn, but it works well for me.

Coordially,
 
Old 12-01-2013, 11:42 AM   #19
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Well,

It might work for you, but for me a fresh install would mean a lot of reconfiguration and retweaking that would have to be done in order to bring the system to full usable state.
That's why I prefer to ask before I get rid of something that is a part of some application or have some dependencies.
As you correctly spotted you may not notice anything for the first couple of days/weeks and than you forget about it. Later on, after something crashes you wouldn't know what is the reason. And the reason might be the package you removed and forgot about...

I use Slack as well.
Regards

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