PSA: KAccounts now requires two env vars set

Weng Xuetian wengxt-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at
Tue Jan 19 05:18:23 GMT 2016

I just wonder whether it is some work for startkde or something to be
installed under /etc/xdg/plasma-workspace/env/ . If so maybe add a
file to kaccounts and install it under /etc/xdg/plasma-workspace/env/
then you won't need to bother packagers to figure out how to make it

On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 12:06 PM, Martin Klapetek
<martin.klapetek at> wrote:
> Because of a co-installability issue with other DEs [1]
> that use the accounts-sso tech, I had to change the location
> of the provider and service files we ship. This was decided
> after discussing with upstream.
> To make KAccounts/libaccounts actually read those from
> the new locations, two new env variables will be needed:
> AG_PROVIDERS=/path/to/providers
> AG_SERVICES=/path/to/services
> So please make sure you add them to your systems.
> Distro people - please make sure this is set in Plasma
> sessions (and ideally in Plasma sessions only).
> Your existing accounts should not be affected by this change.
> However you won't be able to add new or change accounts
> if you don't have these two env vars set. It's recommended
> to clean rebuild all things installing providers or services
> (currently known to me are ktp-accounts-kcm, kaccounts-providers
> and purpose iirc).
> This change will affect the Applications 16.04 release.
> [1] -
> Cheers
> --
> Martin Klapetek | KDE Developer
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