dbus service install on windows

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Mon Oct 24 19:33:20 UTC 2011

On Tuesday 18 October 2011, Ralf Habacker wrote:
> Hi all,
> with the recent kde-runtime (and other) buildsystems there are problems
> installing dbus service files, which need to be fixed.
> In
> https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kde-runtime/repository/revisions/mast
> er/entry/knotify/org.kde.knotify.service.cmake there is
> CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX/bin prefix used, which do not work in windows
> enviroment, where the build install root is not equal to the client
> install root.

So the problem is that CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX is not necessarily used at install 
time ?

> On recent windows builds dbus services executables are installed in the
> same location as dbus-daemon and other executables, so a './' prefix
> should work.
> Are there any objections to add an additional KDE_... DIR variable in
> KDE4Internal.cmake for this, something like
> KDE4_DBUS_SERVICE_BIN_DIR         - the directory where dbus services
> are installed which could be used in the service files.
> which has to be set to
>      if (WIN32)
>          set (KDE_DBUS_SERVICE_BIN_DIR .)
>      else(WIN32)
>      endif(WIN32)
> and to use in service files like shown below:
> *[D-BUS Service]
> Name=org.kde.knotify
> Exec=@*KDE4_DBUS_SERVICE_BIN_DIR@/*knotify4

Don't know.
So the problem is that under UNIX we need the full path there, while under 
Windows we would need the full path at install time there, which is unknown at 
package-generation time.

And under Windows org.kde.knotify.service.cmake is installed into the bin/ 
directory ?
Is this intentional ?


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