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Bug 67583 - startkde and /etc/skel/.kde problem
startkde and /etc/skel/.kde problem
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
: 89153 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-06-27 15:35 EDT by aleahy
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-11-05 10:44:05 EST
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Description aleahy 2002-06-27 15:35:48 EDT
Description of Problem:   There's a bug in /usr/bin/startkde.  On line 44, it

[ -d "$HOME"/.kde/share/config ] || mkdir -p "$HOME"/.kde/share/config

which makes sure $HOME/.kde exists.  Then down on line 56 it performs the test:

if [ ! -d "$HOME"/.kde -a -d /etc/skel/.kde ]; then
  ( cd /etc/skel && tar cpf - .kde ) | ( cd "$HOME" && tar xpf - )

Given what happened on line 44, there's no way to pass this test.  So the
contents of /etc/skel/.kde will never get copied to the user's directory.

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Comment 1 Marcin Garski 2004-11-04 17:04:53 EST
There isn't more:
if [ ! -d "$HOME"/.kde -a -d /etc/skel/.kde ]; then
  ( cd /etc/skel && tar cpf - .kde ) | ( cd "$HOME" && tar xpf - )

in Fedora Core, so IMHO this bug should be closed, but I'll leave it
for Ngo Than, because maybe there is some "hidden" bug in this report ;)
Comment 2 Ngo Than 2004-11-05 10:44:05 EST
it's already fixed in the current FC release.
Comment 3 Marcin Garski 2004-11-05 10:46:38 EST
*** Bug 89153 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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