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Updated kdepim-3.3.2 build entities and dependencies

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY desktop-file-utils-download-http "http://freedesktop.org/software/desktop-file-utils/releases/desktop-file-utils-&desktop-file-utils-version;.tar.gz">
8 <!ENTITY desktop-file-utils-download-ftp " ">
9 <!ENTITY desktop-file-utils-md5sum "N/A">
10 <!ENTITY desktop-file-utils-size "341 KB">
11 <!ENTITY desktop-file-utils-buildsize "2.7 MB">
12 <!ENTITY desktop-file-utils-time "0.07 SBU">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="desktop-file-utils" xreflabel="desktop-file-utils-&desktop-file-utils-version;">
16<sect1info>
17<othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
18<date>$Date$</date>
19</sect1info>
20<?dbhtml filename="desktop-file-utils.html"?>
21<title>desktop-file-utils-&desktop-file-utils-version;</title>
22
23<sect2>
24<title>Introduction to <application>desktop-file-utils</application></title>
25
26<para>The <application>desktop-file-utils</application> package contains
27command line utilities for working with <ulink
28url="http://www.freedesktop.org/Standards/desktop-entry-spec">desktop
29entries</ulink>. These utilities are used by
30<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-2 and other applications
31to manipulate the <acronym>MIME</acronym>-types application databases and help
32adhere to the desktop entries standards specification.</para>
33
34<sect3><title>Package information</title>
35<itemizedlist spacing="compact">
36<listitem><para>Download (HTTP):
37<ulink url="&desktop-file-utils-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
38<listitem><para>Download (FTP):
39<ulink url="&desktop-file-utils-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
40<listitem><para>Download MD5 sum: &desktop-file-utils-md5sum;</para></listitem>
41<listitem><para>Download size: &desktop-file-utils-size;</para></listitem>
42<listitem><para>Estimated disk space required:
43&desktop-file-utils-buildsize;</para></listitem>
44<listitem><para>Estimated build time:
45&desktop-file-utils-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
46</sect3>
47
48<sect3><title><application>desktop-file-utils</application> dependencies</title>
49<sect4><title>Required</title>
50<para><xref linkend="GLib2"/> and <xref linkend="popt"/></para>
51</sect4>
52
53<sect4><title>Optional</title>
54<para><xref linkend="postlfs-editors-emacs"/></para>
55</sect4>
56</sect3>
57
58</sect2>
59
60<sect2>
61<title>Installation of <application>desktop-file-utils</application></title>
62
63<para>Install <application>desktop-file-utils</application> by running the
64following commands:</para>
65
66<screen><userinput><command>./configure --prefix=/usr &amp;&amp;
67make &amp;&amp;
68make install</command></userinput></screen>
69
70</sect2>
71
72<sect2>
73<title>Configuring <application>desktop-file-utils</application></title>
74
75<sect3><title>Configuration information</title>
76<para>The default location for the <acronym>MIME</acronym>-types application
77database is <filename>/usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache</filename>. If
78you are going to install, or have already installed, a desktop environment
79such as <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> or
80<acronym>KDE</acronym> in a prefix other than
81<filename class='directory'>/usr</filename>, you'll need to update the
82<envar>XDG_DATA_DIRS</envar> environment variable so that additional
83<acronym>MIME</acronym>-types application databases are properly maintained.
84Add the following to the system-wide or personal profile:</para>
85
86<para>For <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>:</para>
87
88<screen><userinput>XDG_DATA_DIRS=$XDG_DATA_DIRS:$GNOME_PREFIX/share
89export XDG_DATA_DIRS</userinput></screen>
90
91<para>For <application><acronym>KDE</acronym></application>:</para>
92
93<screen><userinput>XDG_DATA_DIRS=$XDG_DATA_DIRS:$KDE_PREFIX/share
94export XDG_DATA_DIRS</userinput></screen>
95
96<para>If you're installing both
97<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> and
98<application><acronym>KDE</acronym></application>:</para>
99
100<screen><userinput>XDG_DATA_DIRS=$XDG_DATA_DIRS:$GNOME_PREFIX/share:$KDE_PREFIX/share
101export XDG_DATA_DIRS</userinput></screen>
102
103</sect3>
104
105</sect2>
106
107<sect2>
108<title>Contents</title>
109
110<para>The <application>desktop-file-utils</application> package contains
111<command>desktop-file-install</command>,
112<command>desktop-file-validate</command> and
113<command>update-desktop-database</command>.</para>
114
115</sect2>
116
117<sect2><title>Description</title>
118
119<sect3><title>desktop-file-install</title>
120<para><command>desktop-file-install</command> is used to install a new, or
121modify an existing desktop file entry. It is also used to rebuild or modify
122the <acronym>MIME</acronym>-types application database.</para></sect3>
123
124<sect3><title>desktop-file-validate</title>
125<para><command>desktop-file-validate</command> is used to verify the integrity
126of a desktop file.</para></sect3>
127
128<sect3><title>update-desktop-database</title>
129<para><command>update-desktop-database</command> is used to update the
130<acronym>MIME</acronym>-types application database.</para></sect3>
131
132</sect2>
133
134</sect1>
135
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