Elektra backend for KDE
avi at alkalay.net
Mon Feb 20 18:23:06 GMT 2006
On 2/20/06, Thomas Braxton <brax108 at cox.net> wrote:
> I just thought of something, If there are no files, then our idea of how
> determine which backend to use will need to be rethought. The idea was to
> have env vars specify which directories contain which kind of files, and
> KConfig choose the correct backend based on that, but if there are no
> then there are no dirs either, so how are we supposed to know if we are
> supposed to use the Elektra backend? Are you intending to replace all of
> KDE's config files with Elektra, as an all or nothing exercise? The
> was to allow the admin/user to be able to mix & match backends on a per
> directory basis. Will this still be possible with the Elektra backend?
I don't know.
I just want to make KDE be able to store its configurations on Elektra. If
it has to be the only backend or not, it depends on how KConfig classes were
I will have an opinion when I'll have the chance to see the classes.
On Elektra we defined the $KDB_BACKEND envar to point us to the backend to
So we are able to make things like:
$ KDB_BACKEND=filesys kdb export -R user/sw > myconfigs.xml
$ KDB_BACKEND=berkeleydb kdb import myconfigs.xml
So we are copying keys from one backend to another.
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