[X2Go-Dev] X2Go-TCE-MATE-Minidesktop, Contents of x2gothinclient-minidesktop Debian package
mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Mon Jan 21 12:52:29 CET 2019
On Fr 18 Jan 2019 20:57:41 CET, Stefan Baur wrote:
> Hi $LIST,
> dpkg -L x2gothinclient-minidesktop | grep -i ".svg$" tells me there are
> two SVG files in this package:
> And according to md5sum, they have the same hash
> (0f71c9af27b94364625047c0675c69a0), so they are identical.
> Is this file really needed in two locations, and why isn't one of them a
First, that background file discussed here is the desktop-base
background. Not X2Go Client's inner background.
The idea was (long time ago), to provide a background SVG in
/etc/x2go, symlink it to
and then replace the system's default desktop-base background by
(which is a symlink to a file in /etc/x2go/.
This has been a bad idea, as I reckon today. It can introduce all
sorts of breakages, if the SVG file in /etc/x2go/ is bogus.
Furthermore, the symlinking code in
debian/x2gothinclient-minidesktop.links was possibly bad, too. Not
100% sure with some more testing.
Today, I would propose another approach: install a background image to
/usr/share/backgrounds/x2go/, make it be the default desktop-base
background and remove it from /etc/x2go/ entirely.
If people want to override the default background image, they need to
use update-alternatives and fiddle with desktop-base themselves.
Before I start working on a patch, let me know what you think.
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