Re: 2.2.2 changes
On Sun, Nov 11, 2001 at 12:38:01AM +0100, Jens Benecke wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 03:51:33PM -0700, Ivan E. Moore II wrote:
> > Ok folks...I'm making a change that'll affect user config's. The config
> > dir which by default points to $(prefix)/share/config is being changed to
> > $(prefix)/share/kde2/config which means that the files in
> > ~/.kde/share/config will no longer be used but rather a new
> > ~/.kde/share/kde2/config will appear...so all your config stuff that w..
> Can you explain _why_ you are making this change?
> Or is it too complicated ;)
interoperability really. Currently we don't use /usr/share/config which
KDE defaults to for configuration files...instead we go with /etc/kde2 to
follow FHS and Debian policy and we provide a /etc/kderc file to tell KDE
about it since the core system doesn't like things outside of it's $(prefix).
This is all fine and dandy except when we start looking at kde3. I don't
want to hose up configuration files or other things when we start doing
things with kde3. So this allows for us to do away with /etc/kderc and
just provide a hardcoded (since it's with KDE's $(prefix)) per release
config dir. /usr/share/kde2/config would be a link to /etc/kde2 and
/usr/share/kde3/config would be a link to /etc/kde3 and thus we can tell
kde apps about config settings without having a confliction between what
kde3 uses and what kde2 uses.
Ivan E. Moore II
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