kdevelop crashing at startup

Andreas Pakulat apaku at gmx.de
Mon Jul 24 16:43:21 UTC 2006

On 24.07.06 17:42:25, Andreas Schallenberg wrote:
> Am Montag, 24. Juli 2006 15:16 schrieb Andreas Pakulat:
> > ...
> > Did you set KDEDIRS according to the output of configure? You need to
> > set something like:
> > 
> > KDEDIRS=$HOME/kdevelop:$KDEDIR
> > 
> > The backtrace shows that KDEDIR and the system-wide installed kdevelop
> > plugins are found before the ones in $HOME, this crashes kdevelop.
> > ...
> Setting this environment variable solved the problem.
> Setting it prior to "configure" had no effect but
> setting it before calling the kdevelop executable
> made it work.

Right, KDEDIRS is for telling KDE the various places where it can find
plugins, application data and so on. When asked for application data KDE
will look into share/apps/<appname>/ for every dir in KDEDIRS (that's
why KDEDIR itself also needs to be in there if you set the variable not
only inside a temporary shell) + $HOME/.kde/.

> The compilation instructions on the web page
> told me to type:
> export KDEDIR=/where/your/kde3/is
> Note: KDEDIR instead of KDEDIRS. The instructions
> are for people which want to replace their system-wide
> installation, therefore I didn't do that.

Right, but at the end of configure, when you provide the --prefix option
it tells you to set KDEDIRS apropriately ;-)

Anyway, good that it's working for you now. KDevelop3.4 really rocks.


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