Fix thumbnail preview on XDG Desktops (#4078)

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Re: Fix thumbnail preview on XDG Desktops (#4078)

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Why?
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Re: Fix thumbnail preview on XDG Desktops (#4078)

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wmayer wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:19 pmWhy?

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- This executable file should be on the PATH so it can be found
	"$ sudo cp freecad-thumbnailer /usr/share/bin"
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On Debian and Ubuntu I find no evidence of a /usr/share/bin and freecad-thumbnailer is in /usr/bin"

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ls /usr/share/bin
ls: cannot access '/usr/share/bin': No such file or directory
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Re: Fix thumbnail preview on XDG Desktops (#4078)

Post by pachiburke »

yes, sorry. It is indeed located in "/usr/bin"

"/usr/share/bin" is a traditional place for this sort of executables, but it's not used now.

Maybe freecad-thumbnailer should always be placed there by the installer, as well as the mimetype definition and thumbnailer config, but this last one could have the tryexec and exec parameters commented so it can be more easily activated by users.
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