KDE and $HOME on smbfs

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Tue Jan 13 19:12:32 GMT 2009

On Tuesday 13 January 2009, Stanislav Kogut wrote:
> My customer want's to use samba server as storage of user's home
> directories, but I can't do this with KDE. It is continuation of old topic:
> http://lists.kde.org/?t=115824659600002&r=1&w=2
> Is there any other way to move unix sockets and symlinks, which created in
> home directory and used by KDE 3.5 to other place, not $HOME? Need to do
> this with dcopserver socket and .kde/socket-$hostname symlink.

If it is a Samba server not a broken Windows implementation of CIFS it will 
most likely support symlinks. so you could symlink .kde to somewhere local 
and the symlink .kde/share and .kde/apps back.

Another option a friend told me about is to have an image on the CIFS share 
and loop mount the real file system in it.
Has the nice additional benefit of having a really hard quota :)


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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