Idea for KDE Project

Andrew Wendt awendt at
Tue Jun 3 14:03:23 BST 2003

On Tuesday 03 June 2003 08:21, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > Something I have wondered though... Don't most programs store the
> > --prefix they were ./configure'd with? Why can't KDE programs do this?
> > They could search their prefix directory, and then the main KDE
> > directory, and that's it.
> I think they do, at least you don't have to specify the main KDE
> directory.

But then if you don't add the application's directory to KDEDIRS it can't find 
its files, right?

> > Then I would not have to mess with KDEDIRS, and also one KDE app
> > wouldn't be searching for its files in the directories of all my other
> > unrelated KDE apps.
> The application does not search itself, it lets some part of KDE libs do
> the locating of files.

Yeah, but it could still pass along its --prefix directory as an extra place 
to search to whatever function in kdelibs does the searching.

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