Launching TCL/Tk - Wish script - from a CD - by clicking in Konqueror

SimonBlackham sdb at
Tue Jun 14 18:40:03 BST 2005

KDE 3.4 on SuSE 9.3 (and other existing implementations - Caldera, Suse,  
Redhat etc)

Unfortunately if you launch from a CD the mounted CD is now on  
/media/<cdname> and not on /media/cdrecorder or /media/cdrom as in the  
past. We just used to put a link: /cdrom -> /media/<whatever> on each  
machine when first loading.
Another alternative was there were various links with different paths to  
their icon (on the CD) and the user clicked on the link that showed the  
icon correctly.

If you (insert a CD and) click a TCL file through Konqueror then the 'pwd'  
is set automatically to the users home directory - so the application  
fails as it cannot find its way around the CD. If a terminal window is  
started (within konqueror) and 'wish Update.tcl' is typed in - everything  
works OK as 'pwd' is on the CD - wherever it was mounted.
The application linker does not allow you to set '$PWD' as the starting  
directory - only ones found by browsing when the application link is  
created - but of course this is on the development machine - not on the  
users - and not on the CD anyway.

Currently - the script looks in /media for existing mount points and looks  
for itself in each one - and sets the CD path when it succeeds - pretty  
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