[SM-Grimoire-Bugs] [Bug 10585] New: kdebase: /usr/share/config/kdmrc is overwritten by recast

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Mon Feb 27 14:45:35 EST 2006


http://bugs.sourcemage.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10585

           Summary: kdebase: /usr/share/config/kdmrc is overwritten by
                    recast
           Product: Codex
           Version: test grimoire
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: kde
        AssignedTo: sm-grimoire-bugs at lists.ibiblio.org
        ReportedBy: juuso.alasuutari at tamperelainen.org
                CC: eric at sandall.us,jakakranjc at email.si


At least kdmrc and apparently other files in said dir are overwritten by cast 
kdebase, which is to say reverted to defaults. I've asked about it at kde 
bugzilla, and they say this is intended behavior. But it's a PITA 
nevertheless. 
 
At the moment the kdebase spell has kdmrc in configs, but it seems that it's 
causing trouble: kdebase doesn't sometimes install correctly but  
leaves /usr/share/config/kdm/ partly empty if files there have been modified. 
I'm not sure if configs is the reason, though. 
 
Also kdmrc is not tracked properly or protected during recast by sorcery, with 
or without configs entry. Based on the little that I've understood from 
conversations on #sourcemage, this is because the files aren't copied by 
kdebase but generated during install instead. I can't confirm this with my 
tech knowledge, maybe someone can. 
 
Anyway, since the KDE folk have no intention of protecting these config files, 
they're ours to deal with. Either we just make a temp copy of them during 
install and copy them back after it's done, or do something on a lower level.

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