comments on KDE performance tips
andy at athame.co.uk
Thu Jan 16 11:51:25 GMT 2003
On Thursday 16 January 2003 13:21, Alex wrote:
> On Wednesday 15 January 2003 16:14, you wrote:
> > On Wednesday 15 January 2003 15:00, Alexander Kellett wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 09:36:12AM -0500, Maks Orlovich wrote:
> > > > The likely reason is that Mandrake initscripts inappropriately
> > > > clear /tmp/kde-* directories on bootup, which forces KDE to
> > > > rebuild ksyscoca cache everytime on bootup. I suggest you
> > > > comment out that line in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysint
> > > > (Search for "#GNOME and KDE related cleanup")
> > >
> > > why hasn't kde been changed to use /var/tmp yet?
> > > i thought that was the supposed "proper" location
> > > for this stuff?
> > The reason is backwards compatibility with KDE 2.x, but I think
> > that can be solved with a symlink so I will add it to my todo list.
> > Should "share/cache" be moved there as well?
> IMHO it shouldn't be in /tmp nor /var/tmp. ksyscoca is a cache file
> so why not place it in /var/cache.
Because /var/cache is not a portable location. Doesn't exist on FreeBSD,
doesn't appear on Solaris (8, at least), and might not appear on some
of our other supported platforms.
Sorry to be blunt, but there's life outside the FHS, and some of these
standards are at least as long established. For example, on (Free)BSD
we have to follow the standard laid down by "man 7 hier", which has
been around since AT&T Unix v7
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