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Bug 52502 - Skeleton KDE config not installed by startkde
Skeleton KDE config not installed by startkde
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-08-24 09:27 EDT by Dave Shield
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-05 16:11:47 EDT
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Description Dave Shield 2001-08-24 09:27:48 EDT
Description of Problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new account - with no .kde directory
2. Populate /etc/skel/.kde/
3. Log in as the new user

Actual Results:
   startkde creates .kde/share/config and sets up
selected files within it (emaildefaults and font
settings in kdeglobals, konquerorrc & kdesktoprc).
But the contents of /etc/skel/.kde aren't copied across.

Expected Results:
   The full contents of /etc/skel/.kde ought to be
installed for the new user.

Additional Information:
   /usr/bin/startkde creates .kde/share/config (line 78) *before*
checking whether to copy across /etc/skel/.kde (lines 90-92)
The second check will then automatically fail.

Creating the config directory ought to be done after copying the
template .kde (but before checking for the emaildefaults file)
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-08-24 09:40:09 EDT
This is fixed in the current version.
Comment 2 Dave Shield 2002-06-19 05:51:58 EDT
I've just installed RedHat Linux 7.3, and the same problem is still present.
$HOME/.kde is created (line 44 of startkde) *before* checking whether to
copy across /etc/skel/.kde (lines 56-58).  So this later test always fails,
and the skeleton config is never installed.

The "mkdir -p $HOME/.kde/share/config" needs to be moved to come after
the installation of /etc/skel/.kde.   I've tested this, and it does fix
the problem.
Comment 3 Ngo Than 2004-04-05 16:11:47 EDT
it's fixed in current release

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