Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52372
Bad: $KDEDIR not set
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
Bad: Due to a lack of existence of kdesupport as kde-2.2 package, $KDEDIR
environment variable is not set any more. This leads to not finding the
font dirs of KDE in startkde for example.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo $KDEDIR
Actual Results: There is no output
Expected Results: Output: /usr
THIS BUG IS FOR kdelibs-2.2!!!
KDEDIR is deprecated (it's KDE 1.x cruft actually).
Its usage in startkde is a bug.
I agree that quite a few scripts from 3rd party applications still use $KDEDIR
though. I'll add it back for legacy compatibility, but it'll probably
disappear for KDE 3.0.
It shoud stay as long as any base package (those, witch are released as a "new
kde version", AND probably also koffice, with I doens't see longer included in
the packages for kde-2.2) does require it. So, if for example the default
startkde-script provided by the kde team itself uses the $KDEDIR (or in
startkde-2.2 also the $KDEDIRS) variable, it should been set for the
Fixed in kdelibs-2.2-7