I run Gnome and would like to use i3 tiling window manager.
I found this package to properly install and make i3 work with gnome. As we can see in the makefile, build/install is very simple:
INSTALL = install DESTDIR ?= / PREFIX ?= $(DESTDIR)/usr PATH_I3_GNOME = $(PREFIX)/bin/i3-gnome PATH_I3_GNOME_DESKTOP = $(PREFIX)/share/applications/i3-gnome.desktop PATH_I3_GNOME_SESSION = $(PREFIX)/share/gnome-session/sessions/i3-gnome.session PATH_I3_GNOME_XSESSION = $(PREFIX)/share/xsessions/i3-gnome.desktop PATH_GNOME_SESSION_I3 = $(PREFIX)/bin/gnome-session-i3
The problem is of course
/usr/share/ being read-only.
I must admit I don’t know all the aspects of OStree and wonder where I can place these gnome files. Is using the
XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variable a good way to solve this issue? If yes, what would be the appropriate directory where to place these files? I was thinking somewhere in my
$HOME directory as it is a per user setting.
Thank you for advice.