Usage of env and shutdown directories of KDE

Gökçen Eraslan gokcen at
Mon Apr 25 11:52:07 BST 2011


I've confused about the path of the env and shutdown directories of KDE. In 
startkde script, env directory is sourced like this:

libpath=`kde4-config --path lib | tr : '\n'`

for prefix in `echo "$libpath" | sed -n -e 's,/lib[^/]*/,/env/,p'`; do
  for file in "$prefix"*.sh; do
    test -r "$file" && . "$file"

So, if a distro uses "/usr/lib" as libdir, sh files are searched in ~/.kde and 
/usr/env directories since kde4-config is called with "--path lib" parameters. 
This is the case in Pardus and Kubuntu 10.10. openSUSE patched[1] startkde to 
source /usr/share/kde4/env directory. Same thing is valid for shutdown 

Is this the intended behaviour? As far as I can see, there is no such entry in 
kde4-config like "kde4-config --path env". That kind of path variable would be 


Gökçen Eraslan
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