[kubuntu-devel] Re: [kubuntu-devel] Re: debugging and conf file location

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 17 17:31:00 GMT 2010

I added DisableAll=true to k-d-s

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 07:19:44PM +0100, Harald Sitter wrote:
> The general idea is to introduce install-time-cascading. Since each of netbook 
> and mobile overrides settings in kds, you could merge kds with the given 
> specific type, into say kubuntu-default-settings-merged, at the time the 
> specific package gets installed. In startkde, then instead of exporting both 
> the specific path *and* kds, they would only export the merged path, hence 
> removing one level of the cascade.
> Although. Thinking about it... One maybe could use the same approach to get 
> kds into /usr/share/kde4/config...
> If we got our packages to install files to /usr/share/kde4/config-raw, then 
> trigger a script upon changes in that directory as well as 
> /usr/share/kde4/config-kubuntu, the trigger can then merge them into 
> /usr/share/kde4/config.
> See [1] for some info on dpkg triggers. They are for example used to keep the 
> GTK icon cache updated (e.g. see hicolor)

Seems reasonable in principle.  I expect it might be fiddly in
practice.  Should you feel like doing it that would be an interesting
thing to have done.


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