UbuntuAppsSymlinkedToXubuntuEquivs

UbuntuAppsSymlinkedToXubuntuEquivs

Rationale

Most instructions that new users receive are in the form of "type this into the terminal". On a number of occasions, I have observed new Xubuntu users failing at these instructions because the instuctions assume that the Gnome environment is being used.

For instance, "sudo gedit /etc/fstab" gives a "command not found" error message on Xubuntu. Somebody new to Linux may not realise that Gedit is only available on Gnome, and to substitute it for "mousepad" in the command.

Therefore, when Xubuntu is installed from scratch, appropriate symbolic links should be created.

Scope

Gnome program

Xubuntu program to link to

Gedit

Mousepad

GThumb

GQView

Serpentine

Xfburn

Rhythmbox

Xfmedia

Nautilus

Thunar

Symlinks should NOT be forcibly created (i.e. if the user is switching from Ubuntu to Xubuntu but wants to keep a particular Gnome program, the symlink should not replace the Gnome program)

Comments

Perhaps using the alternatives system would be a step in the right direction? (AldousPenaranda)

UbuntuAppsSymlinkedToXubuntuEquivs (last edited 2008-08-06 16:19:04 by localhost)