polkit-kde-kcmmodules editing /usr

Robby Workman rworkman at slackware.com
Fri Oct 26 14:00:13 UTC 2012

On Fri, 26 Oct 2012, Sebastian Kügler wrote:

> On Thursday, October 25, 2012 14:38:01 Robby Workman wrote:
>> On Thu, 25 Oct 2012, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>>> On Thursday 25 October 2012 at 09:47:08, Andrea Scarpino wrote:
>>>> I cannot help here as we don't provide it in our repos.
>>> We (Fedora) neither.
>>>> But on Arch Linux we have the same kind of issue with KDM; it stores the
>>>> configs in /usr/share/config/kdm.
>>>> How do you handle that?
>>> In Fedora, /usr/share/config/kdm is a symlink to /etc/kde/kdm.
>> Ditto for Slackware.
> The obvious question here is: If everybody changes it, why do we ship it that
> way?

Good question, and it makes me wonder why we've always just "worked around"
it instead of sending patches to do it correctly.  I'm not in a position to
look farther into that right now, so I'll just say that it would seem better
for KDE stuff to use /usr/share/config/$whatever/ for packaged defaults 
(IOW, *exactly* what you currently do) with support for overriding those
defaults in $sysconfdir/kde/$whatever/


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