[Slackbuilds-users] Wallpaper directories

Petar Petrov petar.petrov at student.oulu.fi
Thu Feb 5 09:12:56 UTC 2015

hi Niki,

my slack-wallpapers.SlackBuild script places the images in /usr/share/wallpapers and then creates symlinks to /usr/share/backgrounds/xfce. I chose /usr/share/wallpapers, because both Xscreensaver and KDE find the pictures there by default. Later I realised it would be nice for XFCE users to have them displayed in the Desktop Settings previw window. So, the images are symlinked there.

I was thinking to add an option to the script to create symlinks that can work similarly for MATE.


From: SlackBuilds-users [slackbuilds-users-bounces at slackbuilds.org] on behalf of Niki Kovacs [info at microlinux.fr]
Sent: 05 February 2015 10:57
To: slackbuilds-users at slackbuilds.org
Subject: [Slackbuilds-users] Wallpaper directories


Now that my MLED desktop is running nicely, I've decided to share some
of my original SlackBuild scripts with SlackBuilds.org. I have a few
questions on packaging details. First things first.

The Elementary OS distribution has a very nice set of wallpapers. I've
packaged these specifically for my Xfce-based desktop
But I guess folks who build the package from an SBo package will be
running all kinds of different desktop environments.

Here's the various wallpaper locations I've identified so far:

        * /usr/share/xfce4/backdrops
        * /usr/share/backgrounds
        * /usr/share/wallpapers

Each desktop environment (Xfce, KDE, MATE, ...) has his own "default"
wallpaper place, meaning the collection of wallpapers display nicely in
a preview window when installed there.

I think (correct me if I'm wrong) that the best solution would be to

1. Install all wallpapers to, say, /usr/share/xfce4/backdrops.

2. Create symlinks to /usr/share/backgrounds and /usr/share/wallpapers.

Any suggestions?


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