sysconfdir usage in KDE [Re: KStandardDirs::kde_default function calls]

Stephan Kulow coolo at
Wed Jun 4 08:31:39 BST 2003

On Tuesday 03 June 2003 22:47, Chris Cheney wrote:
> Can KDE HEAD move to using $sysconfdir/kde for its config files? Config
> files belong in /etc as mentioned in FHS. I have worked around this
> issue for KDE 3.1 by creating a symlink from /usr/share/config ->
> /etc/kde3.
> The only other locations I have to modify from default are htmldir and
> cgidir. I set htmldir to 'share/doc/kde/HTML' because 'share/HTML' is a
> reserved directory on debian. I set cgidir to 'lib/cgi-bin' because cgi's
> are installed in that location on debian. 
> On a related topic, htmldir files aren't even in html anymore (xml now),
> why don't they just go into share/apps/khelpcenter instead? (they aren't
> easily read without that program anyway)
I agree with all your points (beside I think that KDE doesn't install cgi scrpts 
since KDE1 :), but none of them can be fixed for KDE 3.2. Remind me when
we start working on KDE4.

But I have another TODO item that might help you already: modify configure
to install in the suffix that kdelibs expects.

Greetings, Stephan

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