Subject: pkg/34535: KDE: kdm configuration file misplaced
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 09/15/2006 16:50:00
>Number:         34535
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       KDE: kdm configuration file misplaced
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Sep 15 16:50:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Stéphane Witzmann
>Release:        NetBSD 4.0_BETA
NetBSD wolfenstein 4.0_BETA NetBSD 4.0_BETA (GENERIC_ACPI) #0: Sat Aug 26 14:43:33 CEST 2006  durandil@wolfenstein:/home/durandil/NetBSD/head/cross/obj/sys/arch/amd64/compile/GENERIC_ACPI amd64

I'm using KDE 3.5.4 from pkgsrc.

The graphical kdm config frontend (which can be found by clicking on Settings/System administration/Login manager) saves the configuration in /usr/pkg/etc/kdm/kdmrc.

According to kdm documentation (chapter 4):
"When kdm starts up, it reads its configuration from the folder $KDEDIR/share/config/kdm/ (this may be /etc/kde3/kdm/ or something else on your system)."

That means the configuration file you make using the frontend is NEVER read. You have to read the doc (see above) and at least make a symlink. It would be better if it worked without this hack.


I suggest that the configuration utility writes the configuration file in the right place (/usr/pkg/share/config/kdm/) instead of /usr/pkg/etc/kdm.