Running KDE4 apps from KDE3

David Faure faure at
Tue Apr 11 18:53:35 BST 2006

On Tuesday 11 April 2006 19:36, Andras Mantia wrote:
> Hi,
>  After I successfully compiled kdelibs/kdebase/kdevelop from KDE4, I 
> want to try the apps and port my apps to KDE4. The problem is that even 
> if I set up all my environment variables to be different from those 
> used in KDE3, as soon as I start a KDE4 app, it launches kdeinit from 
> KDE4 and messes up the system as it tries to 
> use /var/tmp/kdecache-andris instead of the KDEVARTMP variable:

branches/work/kde4/setup-env does "mkdir -p $KDETMP" in addition to setting the 
environment variables, does it help if you do that?

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