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Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Wed Dec 23 02:37:53 GMT 2015

maxime.haselbauer posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2015 16:18:38 +0000 as excerpted:

> Just found a new kdeism :
> rm -r -f /var/tmp/kdecache-username/*  and you have broken your system ,
> you can t login anymore ...

First... many security-aware people believe that allowing HTML to parse 
in mail is a security issue -- consider the number of HTML-mail related 
security issues in thunderbird and outlook over the years, for instance, 
and how many of them (zero or very close to it) would have existed if 
email were kept to plain text and attachments that had to be manually 
opened.  Among other things, web beacons act as simple spyware, alerting 
the spammer or other spy that you've opened the mail.  And raw HTML in a 
text display just looks ugly.  So please turn off the HTML mail, at least 
when sending to mailing lists if you can't be bothered to worry about the 
security issues and turn it off entirely for both sending and receiving 
in your own mail.

Meanwhile, it's the kde cache not the entire system or even your entire 
user cache, and your user login isn't broken, just your kde session.  You 
should be able to login just fine at a CLI (commandline-interface) login, 
or even using a GUI (graphical user interface) session other than kde, 
perhaps the fallback bare-bones IceWM with an XTerm, for instance, that 
many distros include as a fallback GUI in case the normal one is broken, 
or using a Gnome or Mate or XFCE or LXDE or whatever session, if you have 
them installed.  

Similarly, even for kde, it's the kdecache-username, not the entire 
system's kde cache, so the system isn't broken, just that particular user 
and just for kde, other users should be just fine, just as other login 
session types for that user should be just fine.

So you haven't broken your system, only that specific user's kde-specific 
session login.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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