kioslave hardcoded path

Kevin Funk kfunk at
Tue Dec 27 19:15:54 UTC 2016

On Tuesday, 27 December 2016 00:30:32 CET Jean-Baptiste Mardelle wrote:
> Hi all,
> We are working on a Kdenlive Windows version, compiled with mxe. We got it
> mostly working, but have a problem with the kioslaves.
> Simply opening a filedialog (KFileDialog), we get an error related to
> kioslaves, and no files/directories are displayed. The error message
> (translated approximately from french) :
> Cannot start process, klauncher could not load: "/path/to/kioslave"

Yes, the installation path is compiled into the binary.

Though kio looks into two other paths since quite some time now:

Are you using an outdated KF5 version? Or are you installing KF5 into a 
different prefix maybe? For the latter, you might need to tweak qt.conf, as 
described in the RR.


> The problem is that "/path/to/kioslave" points to the folder where the
> kdeframeworks compilation happened on the linux machine, so it seems like
> the kioslave path is hardcoded at compile time.
> I tried to set the QT_PLUGIN_PATH variable to redirect to a correct path on
> runtime but it didn't work.
> Do you have any suggestion to fix that hardcoded path ?
> Thanks
> Jean-Baptiste Mardelle

Kevin Funk | kfunk at |
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