On 14/10/10 23:58, Kevin Kofler wrote:
Roderick Johnstone wrote:
> Could someone please explain to me the difference between the usage of
> the directories:
> in terms of locating resource/configuration files for KDE.
There are 4 directories configuration files are looked for by default in
Fedora, in decreasing order of priority:
1. per user: ~/.kde/share/config (default location KDE writes settings to)
2. per system: /etc/kde (reserved for the local sysadmin, empty by default)
3. distro defaults: /usr/share/kde-settings/kde-profile/default/share/config
(installed by the kde-settings package, overrides some upstream defaults)
4. upstream defaults: /usr/share/config (used by upstream for some packages)
If none of those 4 locations set a setting, the default hardcoded in the
source code is used.
So in short, the difference is that /usr/share/config contains settings
provided by the KDE project (some apps use this mechanism instead of
hardcoding the defaults in the code), /usr/share/kde-settings/kde-
profile/default/share/config contains additional settings provided by us
Fedora KDE packagers (often overriding a default from upstream).
If you want to make your own systemwide settings, it is recommended not to
touch the files under /usr/share/kde-settings/kde-
profile/default/share/config nor /usr/share/config (which are owned by our
packages and not marked as editable config files), but to put them into
/etc/kde, which is reserved for that purpose.
I hope this clears up everything.
Thank you so much Kevin. Thats really useful. I've been doing our
customizations wrong all these years :-( but now I can do them right! :-)