[PATCH] Make startkde work with not-default KDETMP and KDEVARTMP

David Faure faure at kde.org
Wed Jan 9 14:36:26 GMT 2008

On Wednesday 09 January 2008, Andras Mantia wrote:
> Hi,
>  right now if you set KDETMP and KDEVARTMP to a non-existing directory, 
> startup of KDE will fail (lnusertemp cannot create the directory).

Actually, this only happens if you set them to a non-existing directory inside a non-existing directory, no?
If you set them to /tmp/foo it works, if you set them to /tmp/doesnotexist/foo it doesn't work.
This is a corner case that is IMHO a configuration bug and not worth the risk of an unportable call.
It's just that many people hit that bug in the past due to a wrong recommendation in the wiki page
(from me, but it's all coolo's fault initially :-).

David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

More information about the kde-core-devel mailing list