Re: Compiling and installing third party gnome apps...

/usr/local is a different PREFIX to /usr. The Gnu standard is to use
/usr/local, the Redhat-compatible standard is to use /usr. If you
install gnome into /usr it will pick up applications in /usr. The same
is true for /usr/local or /opt/gnome2 or any PREFIX you can dream up.

So my advice is to install your apps into /usr with 
./configure --prefix=/usr

On Mon, 2003-01-13 at 12:19, Mattias Eriksson wrote:
> Hi
> I'm the kind of linux user that always want the newest stuff, or just
> want to play around to try new apps. When I compile applications they
> end up in the directory /usr/local. This is what's recommended by LSB,
> If I remember correct. 
> The default gnome setup doesn't however pick upp those apps, for it to
> do this I had to fiddle around with the bonoboactivation configuration
> to make it find applets, and then the vfolder configuration to make it
> find the menu-entries.  And since none of this is documented it was
> non-trivial to find. And I still haven't been able to make GNOME2 find
> the pixmaps, so I still have to make the symlinks by hand.
> I think it would be nice if GNOME2 could support apps in /usr/local by
> default, it should be covered by the system administrators guide anyway.
> //Snaggen
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